Being a young food blogger, people often expect to find exciting and innovative recipes on my blog. However I am quite old fashioned and I love proper homemade Indian food. I don’t limit myself to the traditional biryani and curry. My favourite dishes include okra curry and methi bhajee (fenugreek) and mince. Now and then I dabble in a bit of modern cooking, but I love this style of cooking much much more!
This week I had been craving for vegetable curry and so I decided to incorporate my favourite veggies into a heart warming meal.
- 1 large eggplant, cubed
- 2 tomatoes, grated
- 2 large potatoes, cubed
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp crushed garlic
- 5 curry leaves
- 2 tsp red chilli powder
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp cumin powder
- Salt A/R
- Oil A/R
- On a medium heat, warm up the oil in a large pot, thereafter add the cumin seeds and curry leaves and braise until fragrant.
- Add the sliced onions and reduce the heat slightly. Then add the garlic and cook until the onions soften.
- Add the potatoes to the pot and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes. Add water if necessary
- Thereafter add the eggplant and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Once the potatoes begin to soften and the eggplant becomes translucent, add the turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin powder and salt (start with 1 tsp). mix all together
- Add the tomatoes to the pot and cook until the potatoes are cooked through and the tomatoes have thickened into a curry.
- Add the frozen peas and mix lightly into the curry.
- Top with freshly cut coriander leaves and serve.
This can be served with rice or roti, and is best served with a side of homemade mango pickle. I’m feeling a little nostalgic about this dish while typing this post. I love the simplicity of the ingredients and the warmth of the dish. It can also be served as a side dish accompanying a roast chicken.
Please feel free to add water as you’re going about cooking your vegetables, as the vegetables might require additional water to cook through.
I hope you love this as much as I do.