Aubergine in Savory Yogurt Sauce
Recipe from: Indian Food Made Easy
400g small aubergines, sliced
A pinch of turmeric powder
1/4 tsp red chilly powder
Salt, to taste
A couple of tbsps of vegetable oil
250 ml plain, unflavored yogurt
1 – 1 1/2 tsp sugar
1 heaping tsp roasted cumin seed powder
1-2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
Sprinkle the aubergine slices with salt, turmeric powder and half the quantity of red chilly powder.
Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the aubergine slices until they are soft. You may need to do this in batches.
In a bowl beat about 200 ml of the yogurt with sugar, salt and the rest of the red chilly powder.
Heat this in a small pan, over low heat. Stir frequently to avoid it from splitting. It should take about 5 minutes to warm this up.
Gently stir in the cumin powder and the fried aubergine slices. Stir gently and let it all warm up on a low flame.
Beat the remaining yogurt till it gets to a smooth consistency. Gently stir it in. Check for seasoning and adjust, if needed.
Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.
Serve warm with hot naan.
Remember to warm the curd over a low flame. The curd splits if it is heated over a high flame.