Eggplant in Spicy Yogurt Sauce
This dish is very refreshing, especially during hot summer days.
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
or to taste
1 or 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1 large eggplant or 3 long Asian eggplants
canola oil spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
To make spice mixture, simply combine all spices in a small bowl.
To make yogurt sauce, simply combine all ingredients together (except fresh coriander leaves) in a small bowl. If too thick, add more buttermilk.
Cut eggplant lengthwise about 1/4 inch thick. Place foil on the baking sheet (for easy cleanup). Put eggplant slices on the baking sheet, spray with canola oil and sprinkle with spice mixture. Turn them over and repeat. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
Cut eggplant slices in half one more time to create smaller pieces. Place eggplant pieces in serving bowl with yogurt sauce. Mix gently and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve with plain basmati rice, or as a salad or appetizer.
You can use any kind of eggplant for this recipe. I like to use Ping Tung long eggplants.
As prepared, each serving contains 90 calories, 2g total fat, 5mg cholesterol, 490mg sodium, 15g total carbohydrate and 6g protein.