Friday, February 12, 2010

Avatar Aubergines

It was just coincidence that all the right coloured ingredients for this recipe came together the day after we had watched Avatar. My husband wanted something with a green curry. It might have been something subliminal. Or not. So, in keeping with his good taste in food and bad taste in names, christened these Avatar Aubergines. 


The first time I had aubergine curry was at my best friend Sweta's place. The colours looked more "normal" at her place, and the taste was amazing. So I'm thinking of her and of all the number of times I had yummy aubergine curry at her place and hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 




Ingredients 


6 - baby aubergines
1 tsp - sunflower oil + 1/4 tsp salt + 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, to be mixed together


1/2 tbsp - sunflower oil, (you may increase the amount of oil/ghee)
1/4 cup - coconut milk
1/2 cup - water , (may need more)
1/2 tsp - garam masala powder
1/4 tsp - cumin seeds
a pinch of sugar
salt to taste


To be coarsely ground together 


1 1/2 tbsp heaped - fenugreek leaves
3 1/2 tbsp heaped - coriander leaves
1 - green chilli (adjust according to your taste)
1 tbsp - roasted peanuts
1 medium size - onion, roughly chopped
1/2 tbsp - dessicated coconut
1 tbsp - ginger, roughly chopped
2 - 3 cloves - garlic


Method 

  1. Wash baby aubergines and make slits along the length taking care that they are held together at the stem.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200 degree C
  3. Apply oil, salt and turmeric to the slit aubergines and place them on a baking tray.
  4. Place the baking tray in the center of the preheated oven and bake the aubergines for apprx 30 minutes.
  5. Add oil in a non stick pan, add the cumin seeds and when the seeds splutter, add the ground paste and cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the coconut milk, water and cook again for a couple of minutes. Add the baked brinjals, salt, garam masala and sugar and cook again for a couple of minutes. 
  7. Serve hot. (Correct the consistency of the gravy by adding a little water if required )

Dont judge a book by its cover - or a curry by its colour. Just have it - and then you'll know what I mean.




Enjoy and have a great weekend!

87 comments:

  1. Really yummy and lovely picture too...

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  2. Wow this is aswesome...looks so good..must try recipe...

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  3. Eggplant looks so delicious..now we are talking;)) you made my favorite dish...looks yummy..:))

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  4. This is an intereting recipe dear...will try it sometime.

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  5. just by reading the ingredients i am sure it must be very tasty...looks also too good...

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  6. oh wow!!! wonderful recipe..looks so yummy!!!

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  7. Rachana,


    nice avatar aubergines. look delicious

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  8. Unique green masala with Eggplant, must be tasty. Looks great! :)

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  9. Hey,
    I certainly won't think bad of that green mush. I am sure it tastes awesome. Looks great and splendid name for this dish.

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  10. Looks yumm,liked the first pic...

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  11. looks very yummy and delicious! love both the pics, specially the first one. Nice name too.. avatar aubergines :)

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  12. Avatar Aubergienes he he hee nice name Rachana and curry looks so yummmm interesting recipe..

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  13. Looks good Rach. Nice Avatar of eggplants, unusual but tasty.

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  14. Hi there!!!

    What a coool name for a cool recipe...I love any curry with eggplant / brinjal...I am sure my family will thank me for this one!

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  15. Looks so beautiful! Where in München did you find these small eggplants?

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  16. The curry looks fantastic . Love the name too ...

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  17. The color makes it more exotic to this curry!

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  18. wow thats a wonderful idea of mixing brinjal and methi together . both are my fav.

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  19. its defntly a not known recipe to me. and I love the name..its pretty catchy.

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  20. like the contrast of colors,,looks beatiful.Love the name as well.....

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  21. Sounds great and I love the name!

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  22. looks really delicious... and beautiful presentation too... very interesting recipe...

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  23. Woww wat an eyecatching dish..looks fantastic and beautiful Rachana..

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  24. Never had it before but looks fabulous! I'd love to have some. :)

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  25. Ooh, thats a real new recipe to me!!.. and looks lovely!.. yummmm and interesting I should say:)

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  26. This dish looks amazing and the green gravy looks devine will surely book mark and attempt it.

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  27. voici une recette qui fait plaisir aux papilles
    à bientôt

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  28. It looks gorgeous..Believe me, it is so appealing..Sounds so flavorful...yumm

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  29. mmmm Looks tasteful and delicious!!!
    Have a good weekend!

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  30. I love the name you have given for this :) very interesting and nice color dear!

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  31. Avatar Aubergines :D nice name. Masala ingredients are interesting, must have tasted really yumm..

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  32. looks really nice...the color is amazing. How did you manage to keep it so green even after all the cooking.

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  33. Hope the naming ceremony went great, lol. Very interesting dish, love the green color of the gravy.

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  34. i love eggplants but never made them in such refreshing way, green color looks awesome!

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  35. Cool eggplants! Love the dish & the background!

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  36. cool name;)....n the recipe looks yummy n this is new to me...what a colour combination....awesome dear...

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  37. nice and yummy color combo..love the clicks.

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  38. very unique recipe and name too :-) Looks awesome :-)

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  39. I'd never visited ur blog b4...now i think i shud never repeat this...by the way thanx for dropping by... u have a nice space :)..........

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  40. Lovely combo ..never tried this way..looks yummy

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  41. I loved the caption, looks terrific, I am crazy for this violet-purple colored eggplants:)

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  42. This post is mind-blowingly gorgeous! Seriously, I can't stop looking at the pictures. The green with teh purple is absolutely hypnotizing.

    I bet it tasted awesome as well! I love curry.

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  43. I So So loved the recipe...I love eggplants!..I love the banner too..you have a nice foodie space here!

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  44. Looks so yummy and perfect.

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  45. Fantastic curry...

    Que Magnifigue este...bravo!!!!

    Oh yeah...LOVE IS IN THE AIR,SO IS ROMANCE...WISH YA LOADS OF IT @ 365....

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  46. Avatar? Ha! ha! your husband is indeed humorous!
    I love the prep on this delicious Aubergine, would love to try it!

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  47. I like to include more nad more vegetarian dishes in my diet. Lovely blog!

    Nisrine

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  48. never tried this version eggplant.looks very tempting.

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  49. I love love aubergines!! It doesn't matter how it is prepared, I will eat it and love it. Thanks for this recipe.

    Darling, wishing you a love filled Valentine’s Day, full of laughter, good food and great company.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  50. luks yummy & delicious.Happy valentines day dear!!!!!!

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  51. What a delicious eggplant dish!!! Full of flavor!

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  52. I've never seen green curry with eggplants , infact my next draft is also an eggplant but a different version all together !

    Btw beautiful clicks !

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  53. Nice name...Avatar Aubergenes!!! looking yummy too...pls accept your awards from my space...

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  54. My mouth is watering just from reading the ingredients. The green color is so vibrant and tempting!

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  55. I love these eggplants! I don't usually make them with these ingredients and would love to try it!

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  56. The title is hilarious and this sounds delicious!

    Will try it and let you know soon :)

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  57. hi dear,

    There is an award waiting for u in my blog. Please accept it!!

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  58. Very nice and lovely dish. Looks delicious and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

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  59. The name sounds fantastic, quite creative rather!And the dish looks delicious!My mom makes it with pure coriander and spices gravy..The pic reminded me of that:P

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  60. This is so new to me and I love the color and the brinjals are looking great!!! Very yummy!!!

    Congrats on your awards dear!!!

    http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

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  61. Sounds delicious and tempting too.

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  62. Lovely click! Especially the click of the aubergines! And lovely recipe too!

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  63. I really liked your avatar aubergines.Nice click too

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  64. Aubergines are something that are always left untouched at home. I should probably try this!

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  65. coconut milk and eggplant is a yummy combo. love this gravy

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  66. Nice curry!
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  67. What a unique curry for the eggplants... looks great!

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  68. Very new to me...that gravy sounds yum...love to give it a try...

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  69. Those baby eggplant are so cute. a lovely recipe.
    Mimi

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  70. Nice name and it looks soooo delicious :)

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  71. Nice color and looks yumm!

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  72. Dear Rachna, LOve the name and love the recipe..The colors look so beautiful together. Your Avatar Aubergines look inviting and I'm surely going to try these as I love eggplants..

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  73. Lovely recipe....nice color..looks tempting and delicious.

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  74. Great to meet you greet you and read your , wonderful site, teach me how to make the blog, so wide and photogenic.

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  75. This looks fantastic 'n yummy!

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  76. "Dont judge a book by its cover - or a curry by its colour"
    RIghtly said :)

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  77. Nice twist on regular baingan....green color in food is always good...

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  78. hey rachana.. where r u these days.. havent seen any update since long!!

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  79. Thank you all for your wonderful comments...

    Angie's Recipes
    You can buy these aubergines in the Asian stores near Hauptbahnhof in München.

    Cicily
    Thanks for the award dear!

    Priya,
    Thanks a lot for the award:)

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  80. Cannot resist and aubergine recipe! Loved the colors!

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  81. WOW! something unique and new to me. Lovely pictures of the aubergines.

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  82. Amazing, that looks delicious!

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  83. HI rachana,

    Love the dish n color. Mainly color i so tempting.. thanks for the entry..

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