Friday, June 25, 2010

Eggplant and Green Beans

Picture the best possible way this dish could taste, and then double your expectations. Delicious! And very easy to prepare! Try it. And, if you're scared of trying Indian food in your home kitchen, then maybe start with this one as it doesn't really call for much in the way of special ingredients.

Eggplant and Green Beans

1 1/2 c fresh green beans - washed, trimmed and cut into 1/2" pieces
2 c eggplant - washed, trimmed, and cubed
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 tsp mixture of cumin, mustard, and sesame seeds
1 tsp (additional) cumin seeds
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 c tomato, chopped
1 c onion, chopped
2 tsp cumin (ground)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 c water
3/4 tsp sugar

Heat oil in a saucepan. Add seeds and cook until they begin to pop. When seeds pop, add garlic, tomato and onion and stir for 1 minute. Add spices and stir. 


Then, add remaining ingredients, including green beans and eggplant. 

Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, until vegetable are tender.

Part of this delicious dinner!

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