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Begun Kalia - Colorful Eggplant

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Category: Indian, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Small (Italian style)
  • -eggplants
  • 4 c Oil or ghee for frying
  • 2 tb Oil or ghee
  • 6 Cloves
  • 6 Whole cardamon pods, crushed
  • 1 Piece (2 inch) cinnamon,
  • -crushed
  • 1 ts Turmeric
  • 1 ts Cayenne powder
  • 1 c Yogurt
  • 1 ts Salt or to taste


Cut each eggplant lengthwise into 4 equal pieces. Heat oil or ghee in a pan
and fry eggplant pieces until brown and tender. Drain on paper towels.

In another pan, heat the 2 Tblsp. oil or ghee. Add cloves, cardamon,
cinnamon. Fry for 1/2 minute. Add turmeric, cayenne, yogurt and salt.
Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Add fried eggplants, spooning yogurt mixture over eggplant. Remove from

Serve either hot or at room temperature with rice or Indian bread, (Naan,
Roti, etc) or as a side dish.

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