Thursday, February 01, 2007

Simple Aloo Baingan Subzi

Potato - 1 cup cubed
Baingan/ Eggplant - 1 cup cubed
Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Jeerakam / Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Chili Powder - 3/4 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 1/2 tsp

Soak the potato and eggplant in salt water for 15 minutes. In the meantime in a saute pan, heat oil. Saute the Jeerakam and then add the peanuts and fry for 5 to 6 minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder and saute for 2 minutes. add the veggies after straining the water and stir fry for 4 to 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of water, additional salt if needed, cover and cook on low - medium for 15 minutes. Another way to quickly cook the veggies are to microwave them separately and then mix with the peanuts and spices. Uncover and then let is cook for 5 mire minutes until the water totally evaporates. Serve with Chappati, also tastes good with Rice and yogurt.

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