Tuesday, March 22, 2011

40 Meatless Meals: Bhaigan Bharta

Slow Cooker Bhaigan Bharta (Curried Eggplant)

2 medium eggplants, peeled and cut in 1" cubes
1 t coriander
1 t cumin
2 cinnamon sticks

2-3 T vegetable oil
2 large onions, finely chopped

1 T grated fresh ginger
1 t turmeric
1 T paprika
14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes

1 cup frozen peas
1 T mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Place first four ingredients in the bottom of slow cooker. Heat oil in frying pan, and sautee onions until tender. Fold in ginger, turmeric, paprika, and tomatoes; cook 5 minutes. Stir tomato mixture into eggplant, and cook on low, 6-8 hours. Stir in peas, and let cook until heated through. Whisk in mayo; gently fold in cilantro and serve with rice, couscous, or flatbread.

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