Feb 20, 2013

Eggplant and Zucchini Stir-Fry

Eggplant and Zucchini are two vegetables that come with less maintenance and cooks fast and leaves fuss free business ( no need to peel also) in the kitchen and taste great with right spices.These two vegetables are my saviors when I am in rush time or need to make quick fixes. Of course you all know i always fall for Eggplant, but when my mom was here she experimented the Zucchini with same spice ( garlic & cumin) combinations that she cooks Eggplant, Guess what that experiment made me addictive to Zucchini as well...  and today I am using my mom's recipe and rubbing it on both of my favorite vegetables, that creates a fusion and healthy quick fix, here is the recipe, Njoy!

Eggplant - 1  medium ( i have used Japanese egg plant, can be substitute with Chinese or Indian Long eggplant also)
Zucchini - 2 medium
Onion - 1/2 medium
Green Chili - 1
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
salt - 1 tsp
red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves -  5
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Cilantro - 1 Tbsp

Spice Powder:
Grated Coconut - 2 Tbsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Garlic - 5 cloves
salt -1/2 tsp
ginger - 1 tsp ( grated)

Preparatory Steps:

  • Chop Eggplant, Zucchini and Onion in length wise in consistent size. 
  • Grind the Ingredients under Spice Powder to coarse powder.
  1. Heat the non stick pan and add Oil to it. Once the Oil is hot, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Add the Chopped Onion and Green Chili and saute them well. ( for 3 min).
  2. Add the Eggplant and Zucchini slices to the pan and stir-fry on medium heat for 5 min.
  3. Once the vegetables become soft add salt, red chili powder, coriander powder and stir-fry them for another 2 min.
  4. Now add the spice powder to the pan and mix well until vegetables are coated with. Keep the heat on high and stir-fry for 3 to 4 min. 
  5. Taste and adjust the seasonings, switch off the heat and transfer to serving plate and garnish with cilantro. 

Serve hot with White Rice for the great taste.  This dish can be served with Pulka or Chapathi, in that case use less spices. If you avoid red chili powder and coriander you can eat this alone with no carbs on the side.

Eat lot of vegetables and make your meal colorful!
Take care until we meet here again...


  1. Hey eggplant and zuccini are a great combination as a vegie.

    - Raksha
    Raksha's Kitchen

  2. Nice combo dear. Looks so inviting and delicious. Bookmarked it.

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