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:

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pari Vasisht said... Reply To This Comment

Looks colorful and must have had a nice tangy-nutty taste.
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Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

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

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

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

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so delicious Priya

சங்கீதா நம்பி said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said... Reply To This Comment

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

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks Delicious...love it with rotis...

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Premas Culinary said... Reply To This Comment

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

revathi said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy curry...:) super good..
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Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

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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Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

delicious curry perfect for biryanis.

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said... Reply To This Comment

Looks Tempting akka.............

Raksha said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and spicy curry

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

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

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

my fav combo / eggplant curry

Rani Acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious egg plant curry.

Madhavi K said... Reply To This Comment

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

Wer SAHM said... Reply To This Comment

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

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

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

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect combo and so yum!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

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

anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

This is my favourite curry... Delicious,.

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mariam K said... Reply To This Comment

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!

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

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

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous clicks.. looks yummy !!

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

looking yummy..reddish and thick gravy...

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Nalla ennai medhathundu, kuzhambu paarkave supera irukku..

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

yummy curry

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Srimathi Mani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Raks anand said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds interesting and looks rich and creamy!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

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

mickeydownunder said... Reply To This Comment

G'day! What an interesting combination, TRUE!
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Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Mouthwatering Gravy :)

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

too good gravy..

Aruna Manikandan said... Reply To This Comment

super delicious gravy :)

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy and inviting dear sis

Mariam K said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Priya.. I saw it now.. my bad..

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

looks really delicious aks..Bookmarking this.

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said... Reply To This Comment

This looks something different :)
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Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

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

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

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

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

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

Dhanish Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rebecca Subbiah said... Reply To This Comment

love this bookmarked to make for hubby soon

Faseela Noushad said... Reply To This Comment

wow.....super yummy gravy.....

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

The curry looks absolutely mouthwatering, Priya.

Daksha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious & inviting!!!

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vaishali Honawar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Deepthi Marella said... Reply To This Comment

looking great,and recipe looks easy to do.

Deepthi Marella said... Reply To This Comment

Looking great,easy to follow the process