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Monday, June 27, 2011

Eggplant Slices

These batter fried eggplant slices take me back a long way. My mum makes these for us. They were my all time favorite way to enjoy eggplant. But mum never made these too often because they were fried. But when she did, my brother and I couldn't get enough. If you have trouble getting your kids to eat eggplant, you may want to try this out. You never know, they may enjoy it. If you are going to serve these to kids, make sure you adjust the amount of spice that the chilly powder adds to it. In a short while, you'll be sitting down to some lovely crunchy, not to mention really tasty, eggplant slices.

Eggplant Slices

Oil, for shallow frying
1 large round eggplant

Wash the eggplant, cut off the stalk and cut into slices and as you slice the eggplant, put the slices in a bowl of salted water (enough water to cover all the slices and 1/2 tsp salt dissolved in it). This will prevent any discoloration off the slices.

Let it stand in the salted water till you make the batter.

For the batter:
1/2 cup chickpea flour / besan
A pinch of turmeric powder
1/3 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp. carom seeds / ajwain
Salt, to taste
A little water

Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and gradually add water to make a smooth batter without any lumps. The batter shouldn't be too think and neither should it be too thin. It should coat the back of a spoon when you dip it in.

Heat some oil in a pan. Dip the slices into the batter and carefully place them on the pan. Let them cook on a medium flame till they are a nice golden brown.

Turn the slices over and brown the other side as well.

Drain on some absorbent paper towels to get rid of the excess oil.

Serve hot.

This recipe is linked to -
Savory Sunday
Meatless Mondays
Just Another Meatless Monday
Meatless Mondays
Mangia Mondays
Mouthwatering Mondays


  1. Wowwwwwwww.. So simple and tempting recipe.. looks absolutely perfect.. first time here.. Wonderful blog.. Thanks for the recipes :)

    Indian Cuisine

  2. Thank you for stopping by Hari and for taking the time to leave a comment!

  3. Wonderful eggplant recipe dear. Would love to have it with some rice.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Thanks Deepa ... as always, its a pleasure to have you stop by!

  5. Whoa! Just made these yday! This is the only way my l'l one will eat eggplant. Will try it your way next time, looks fab!

  6. Its nice to see that there are others who enjoy eggplant made this way :)


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