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Eggplant in Spicy Yogurt Sauce

This dish is very refreshing, especially during hot summer days.

Ingredients
Spice Mixture
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Yogurt Sauce
1 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup buttermilk
1  {garlic clove}, 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
Eggplant
1  large eggplant or 3  long Asian eggplants
 canola oil spray
Directions
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.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Servings: 4

Recipe By: Kamila Dandu

From: Frontier Files

Chef Suggestions
You can use any kind of eggplant for this recipe. I like to use Ping Tung long eggplants.
Nutrition Facts
As prepared, each serving contains 90 calories, 2g total fat, 5mg cholesterol, 490mg sodium, 15g total carbohydrate and 6g protein.

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