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Friday, August 8, 2014

Eggplant Tikka Masala

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You make chicken, paneer, fish tikka masala but did you try making this eggplant tikka masala? I never tried before but since I saw it at Reva's page Easy Yummy Cookery, I was eager to try that. So when I get a chance to make it , I made it and loved it. It has all those yummy flavors of tikka dish but very healthy with eggplant in it. Check out her space too, she has an awesome other dishes too.

Ingredients for Marinade :

2 long purple eggplants , cut in big cubes
3 tbsp thick curd
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 tsp.  cumin -coriander powder
1 tsp. red chili powder
pinch of cinnamon powder
pinch of clove  powder
1 tsp. garam masala
salt to taste

If you have ready made tikka masala powder  , you can use that too.

Ingredients for Gravy:

4 tbsp. oil /butter/ ghee ( I prefer oil only)
1 tsp. Jeera / cumin seeds
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
2 tbsp. tomato puree
salt to taste
1 tbsp. ginger, chili, garlic paste
1 tsp. cumin coriander powder
1 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. red chili powder
chopped fresh coriander leaves for garnish

Method:

Cut big chunks of eggplant and keep it in water.
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients under marinade and add those eggplants in it.
Marinade for good 2 hours.
Heat a 2 tbsp oil in pan, add those marinated eggplant pieces and cook till all marinade evaporate and eggplant get cooked. keep it aside.

For gravy, Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp. oil , when its hot, add cumin seeds, let it brown and then add onion. cook till its nice and little brown. Add Ginger , garlic , chili paste along with tomato and puree both.
Cook till tomatoes softened.
Add enough water to make thick gravy along with powder masala and salt.
cook till oil leaves the side.
Add cooked eggplant and let it cook in that sauce for 3-5 minutes.
Serve hot with roti, rice , puris.

Inspired from Easy Yummy Cookery: Eggplant Tikka Masala
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30 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing this innovative recipe Linsy

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  2. Very tasty and mouthwatering recipe

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  3. Tempting tikka masala........ Looks tasty !!

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  4. Made a similar dish before and we loved it. Its been eggplant continuously for our veg meal, so I'm giving it a break this week. For the next round, will try your version of yummy tikka.

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  5. Once again a yummy dish from you.. Looks too delish dear.. Will give it a try soon...

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  6. Just need some rotis to finish that droolworthy masala..

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  7. tempting and inviting masala recipe.

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  8. The sabzi looks so delicious

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  9. This looks so delicious! Will try this soon!
    Thanks for linking it to Veg Box series!

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  10. Eggplant tikka ooo that looks super delicious.Saw ur vacation pics and sis reunion too. So happy for u Linsy.

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    1. Thanks Meena, it was really awesome trip.

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  11. innovative one indeed,looks flavorful with tikka spices..yummy!

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  12. Perfect for chapatti. Looks delicious masala

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  13. Eggplant is so delicious and so good for you too! I love the spices you have used in this dish - it sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  14. A new recipe to me ! looks very delicious !

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  15. That's interesing. I would love to see how the soft eggplant compliments the creamy sauce.

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