Aubergine curry with tomatoes and coriander


I found this recipe in an Estonian  food lover's blog Nami-nami. It's always great to find out what the neighbours are doing.. cooking in this case... :) I really liked simple yet interesting recipes and her lovely baby photos.  Yesterday I tried Indian dish as I absolutely love aubegine and Indian flavours are always a hit for me!

What we need:

1 onion

oil for frying

2 medium aubergines / eggplants

1 teaspoon turmeric

1teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon nigella seeds

4-5 tomatoes

a handful of coriander leaves/cilantro ( I used parsley - couldn't find this time in my neighbourhood supermarket!)

naan bread and plain yogurt to serve

What we have to do:

1. Fry the chopped onion in some oil ( In India they would rather use vegetable oil). When almost done, place it into a pot.

2. Add a little more oil to the frying pan. Add aubergine/eggplant slices and fry until they are browned on each side. Then dry them up on a kitchen paper towel.

3. Add the spices to the onions in the pot and fry for about 30 seconds to release the aromas.

4. Add chopped tomatoes and cook on a moderate heat for about 5 minutes, until the tomatoes soften.

5. Now add the browned aubergine/eggplant slices and heat through.

6. Scatter coriander/cilantro/ parsley leaves on top and serve. Enjoy!