Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Eggplant in Peanut-Coconut Gravy

My grandma prepares wonderful eggplant curry with peanuts, obviously we never failed to make eggplant curries with peanuts. For a change,i tried my hands in making a wonderful,flavourful gravy with peanuts and coconut paste. Serve this gravy with rice, you can have an extra plate of rice with this nutty,delicious gravy. Also this gravy works out wonder even along with simple phulkas or parathas.We get eggplants easily here thats why i usually skip our usual Indian variety brinjals if the recipe asks for brinjals.

Since i used eggplants i didnt stuffed them and this gravy goes for small eggplant chunks. Seriously i love small cubes of eggplants than the stuffed brinjals in my curry,if you want to replace the eggplants obviously you can go for the small brinjals.Sending to my event CWS-Peanuts hosted by me.


1no Medium eggplant (cubed)
1no Tamarind (lemon sized)
2nos Garlic (chopped)
1no Onion (chopped)
2tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
3tbsp Peanuts
4nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4cup Coconut (grated)
Salt
Oil

Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the juice from it.

Heat enough oil in a pan, add the onions,garlic,peanuts,dry red chillies,coconut and fry everything in simmer until a nice aroma comes from.

Once cooled,grind them together as smooth paste.

In the same pan, add enough oil again, let splutters the mustard seeds,asafoetida powder, add the cubed eggplant chunks, turmeric and fry for few minutes.

Add the grounded paste and saute for few more minutes.

Now add the tamarind juice,coriander powder, garam masala powder,salt,water (if needed) and cook in simmer.

Cook everything until the oil gets separates from the gravy.

Garnish the gravy with coriander leaves and serve with rice.

60 comments:

  1. The curry looks awesome.. would love it with plain rice and appalams..

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  2. wow amazing curry aks :) simply superb, I love addition of peanut paste. So happy to see you back to cooking and blogging :) hugs

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  3. wow... looks soo good... had a chicken curry kind of look

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  4. Looks super yummy and real rich curry as well....

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  5. omg !! can jsut imagine the flavour..it is sure..divine..peanuts, tamaring.coconut and eggplants ! u have got all in there.

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  6. wow too gud gravy Priya,u r tempting me so much...

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  7. Yummy curry...:) super good..
    Reva

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  8. curry looks so picture perfect and sooooo profesionnaly done, but at the same time looks homey and comforting... nice addition of peanuts..
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  9. delicious curry perfect for biryanis.

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  10. slurrp..cant take my eyes from this beautiful gravy, u r tempting me a lot..

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  11. like its color.. thats a different combo.. am goin to try this soon.. :)

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  12. Looks so good sis! I also make curry's using peanuts and coconut all the time. Such a nice pleasant color of the curry.

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  13. super tempting combo of peanut coconut in this gravy with brinjals as main....

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  14. Love this spicy, tangy gravy, Akka.. Looks so tempting..

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  15. The curry supera iruku aks... i never had brinjal but i love the curry very much... n with peanut omg... tempting pannitinga aks...

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  16. Priya, thank you so much for a wonderful eggplant recipe now i can disguise eggplant in this gravy and feed it to my H

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  17. This is my favourite curry... Delicious,.

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  18. Eggplant, peanut and tamarind amazing combo.. Love your clicks.. I wish I could grab that kadai..

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  19. I am drooling here Priya, that is one delicious curry.

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  20. wow..very interesting combo...looks so spicy & inviting...would love it with rice & papad..Mmmmm!!!

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  21. Nice yummy receipe, I wanna try it.. But one problem, in your method, there is no mention of the grated coconut anywhere..when do you add this to the cooking? Thanks!

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  22. Mariam, please do check the recipe completely, i have already mentioned correctly where to add and grind grated coconut..

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  23. oh priya, this reminds of home we make them at home and peanuts they make gravy so deliciously thick...looks awesome!

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  24. Gorgeous clicks.. looks yummy !!

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  25. looking yummy..reddish and thick gravy...

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  26. Eggplants, peanuts and coconut are a match made in food heaven. Your curry looks so very delicious, Priya. Any eggplant dish is always welcome in our kitchen, and I am going to try this very soon.

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  27. Nalla ennai medhathundu, kuzhambu paarkave supera irukku..

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  28. yummy looking curry,loved the color of the gravy...

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  29. Oh my god eggplant and peanuts are 2 fav things I love to combine in preparing a side dish.

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  30. Sounds interesting and looks rich and creamy!

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  31. That makes me drool. Never tried adding peanut in these gravies. Super pic Priya !!

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  32. G'day! What an interesting combination, TRUE!
    I now have this on my list to do! Thank you!
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  33. Thanks Priya.. I saw it now.. my bad..

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  34. looks really delicious aks..Bookmarking this.

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  35. wow..really finger licking curry Priya..drooling here

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  36. Loved the addition of peanuts , curry looks very delicious....

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  37. Loved the addition of peanuts , curry looks very delicious....

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  38. This is absolutely delicious eggplant curry. Love the color of the gravy.

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  39. love this bookmarked to make for hubby soon

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  40. The curry looks absolutely mouthwatering, Priya.

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  41. Looks delicious & inviting!!!

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  42. delicious eggplant curry...loved the chapathis as well :))

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  43. Hi Priya, I made your grandma's eggplant curry the other day and we loved it. Thanks for sharing this delicious family recipe.

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  44. looking great,and recipe looks easy to do.

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  45. Looking great,easy to follow the process

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