Oct 10, 2014

Thai White Eggplant Stir Fry

One day at Sprouts I have spotted cute round white Thai Baby Eggplants. I have seen several varieties  of Eggplant before but this one is totally new to me. These resemble more like Green Striped Baby Eggplants that we get in some parts of Andhra, in India. So I have picked up these cute baby eggplants with no intention what to make with these. I have used Eggplants before in several Thai dishes esp in Green Curry, where Eggplant is paired with Ginger and Green Chilli, to enhance the flavor of it. My mom makes the Vankaya Fry ( Eggplant Stir-Fry) with Ginger, Green Chilli and Grated Coconut Combination, That tastes superb...! My all time favorite is Eggplant Stir fry made with Garlic, CuminSeeds, Coconut Powder seasonings. So Today I set my mind to try some Thai Dish with these eggplants, I have searched several recipes but nothing seemed exciting, as most of those are either gravy curries or mixed with meat. So I came up with my own Fusion recipe, by mixing Indian and Thai flavors into it. And the end result is Superb and Delicious, Here it is Enjoy!

White Thai Eggplant Stir-Fry

White Thai Baby Eggplant - 6
White Onion - 1/2 medium
salt - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp
Cilantro  - 1 Tbsp ( Coriander Leaves)

Spicy Seasoning:
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Green Chili - 2 medium
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Coconut Powder - 2 tbsp

Preparatory Steps:
  • These thai eggplants will have lot of seeds in it, so you need to saute them in oil first to make them soft. Trim the stem edge and Cut the Eggplant into round circle and saute them in 1 Tbsp of Oil and keep them aside.
  • Grind the ingredients under Spicy Seasoning into fine paste in a small mixie jar. 

  1. Take the same nonstick pan that you have sauteed eggplants before, add 1 tsp oil to it. Once the oil is hot, add thinly sliced onions to it, saute until onions become translucent.
  2. Now add the sauteed Eggplant rounds to the pan. Once the eggplant slices are mixed with onions, add some salt to it and leave it on medium flame for 5 min. 
  3. Now add the spicy seasoning to the pan and mix it well gently, and stir fry for another 5 min until the everything is well combined and cooked. 
  4. Taste and adjust salt and Finally top with some cilantro on top and switch off the stove.
  5. Transfer to serving bowl and serve immediately with hot white rice.

  • You can cut the eggplants in any shape, but cutting in round shape here makes the seeds intact with out getting them out loose into stir-fry.
  • Sauteing the eggplant before makes them soft, this is critical step, other wise you don't get the nice flavor and texture to your stir fry.

Hope you have enjoyed today's fusion recipe with Eggplant,
will be back another great recipe, until then take care!

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