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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stuffed eggplant with peanuts, dried shrimps and spices

My mother cooks this eggplant curry at home quite often. I like the rich taste of this eggplant stuffed with peanuts, dried shrimps and spices. Recently, i tried out this simple recipe in my own kitchen.
Mmmmmm...
Not bad :)

I have a feeling that I will be making this eggplant curry fairly often in the future.

For my this recipe, let me just eye balls things as i never like to measure.
I guess it runs in the genes.
Whenever i asked my mum how to prepare certain dishes, she would just say, " Well, you need to add this and that ingredient.....".
That's why, i often ended up cooking many dishes with no proper recipes.
To be honest, i prefer it this way too :)
Why not?
In fact, it makes my time in the kitchen more challenging and exciting.


Ingredients

Pounded dried shrimps

Pounded peanuts

Mixture of chilli powder, red onions and garlic

Turmeric

Cooking oil
Seasons to taste



Method

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in the pan.

Wash the eggplants. Slit the eggplants as shown in the picture below.


Stuff the eggplants.


Add 1/4 cup of water and let this cook on medium heat until all the eggplants are well cooked.

note: During cooking process, add warm water as needed and gently turning the eggplants so that all the sides are equally cooked.
Serve this with rice.

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