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Sweet and Tangy Eggplant made in the Instant Pot, ready in 15 minutes… Eggplant or brinjal is combined with aromatic spices and cooked with tamarind extract. To impart the sweetness, jaggery or palm sugar is added. If you don’t have jaggery, you could use brown sugar instead. This dish goes really well with rice or chapati. Cooking Video Save Print...

Baingan Bharta or stuffed eggplants made in the Instant Pot… Baingan Bharta is a popular vegetarian dish in India, eggplants or brinjals are stuffed with onion-coconut mixture and cooked in the coconut-onion gravy. In the Instant Pot, cooking time will be reduced, 3 minutes of pressure cooking with QPR this dish will be ready-couldn’t get any easier. Cooking...

Green tomatoes, lentil, eggplant and roasted ground coconut masala cooked together to make this finger licking sambar… Harvest season has come to an end and I had to pick all the unripe green tomatoes form my veggie garden. I got a lot of green tomatoes sitting on my counter top, thought of letting them ripen in my kitchen. However, it seems there a lot of...

Eggplant or Brinjal cooked in tamarind gravy, one of my favorite veggie side dishes… In my family, this vegetarian side dish is served along with ghee rice or coconut rice along with chicken or mutton curry. Eggplant cooked with¬†spices and freshly squeezed tamarind. This dish is spicy, tangy and delicious. This eggplant side dish can be served along with the...

Maqloobeh or Maqluba, a traditional dish of the Arab Levant. You get to enjoy chicken, fried veggies and basmati rice… I’d made this dish a few months ago for Eid. Since then, I’d been debating if I should post this recipe or not. Today, while browsing through the food pictures, I kept looking at this picture and got the temptation to blog the recipe....

Tomato and eggplant cooked in roasted coconut gravy, delicious vegetarian curry… Lately, I’ve been making a lot of vegetarian curries (Yes, using homegrown veggies) and having them with homemade chapati or rotis. I don’t seem to get bored of South Indian style vegetarian dishes. But my Man tend to always go behind non-vegetarian dishes and for that...

Musakka is a popular Mediterranean dish in which roasted or fried eggplant, peppers, tomatoes are slow cooked; it resembles to a stew or a casserole… Musakka is made differently in different countries. In Turkey, it is made into a stew. While in Greece, eggplant and cooked meat are layered, topped with a white sauce and baked. I’ve had Musakka at a Mediterranean...

You get to enjoy sweetness, spiciness and sourness in this dish… This is more like a pickle, can be served as a side dish along with biryani or plain rice or with chapati. Preparation Picture Save Print Sweet and Sour Eggplant or Eggplant Pickle Author: Thasneen Recipe type: Side dish Cuisine: Indian Cook time:  15 mins Total...

My favorite fish: king fish, one of my favorite veggies: eggplant; having both together was purely a delicacy… It’s already been a week since the New Year’s, before we know this year is going to end. Time is not going to pause for us, either we can go with the time or procrastinate, the choice is ours. I’d a lovely weekend, on Saturday we...

Easy yet delicious eggplant stir fry… Only a few hours left for 2012 to come to a glorious end and for the beginning of 2013. I am safe, I am intact, I am alive, I am healthy, my family and friends are still with me, I am always surrounded by good hearted people; I have no complaints whatsoever and I feel blessed! Wishing all my readers and food loves out there...