Eggplant-tomato stir fry
Star ingredient-Egg plant-tomato
1/2 kg small purple egg plants
1 large tomato
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
10 curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon urad dal
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1.Wash and chop egg plants and tomato into cubes.
2.In a kadai,heat little sesame oil and temper mustard,urad dal,asafoetida and curry leaves.
3.Add the tomato pieces and saute just for 2 minutes.
4.Next add the egg plant cubes, followed by chilli,turmeric and salt powder.Saute for 5 minutes.Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil if needed and saute for 5 more minutes.
5.Add black pepper powder and coriander powder,saute for just 2 minutes and remove from heat.
6.Serve with rice or rotis.
1.Do not cook egg plnts and tomato for long time.They ay loose their crunch
2.Use hybrid (Bangalore) tomato for this recipe
3.Sesame oil renders very unique taste and flavor in this recipe.
4.Do not miss pepper powder,if you feel it is too hot just leave out chilli powder.