Baby Eggplants & Onions (Sabzi)

AuthorYashodhara G.
DifficultyIntermediate

Baby eggplants and onions (sabzi) is made with small round eggplants and onions stuffed with a mixture of spices.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

 8 baby eggplants – slit across the top lengthwise, while still remaining intact
 4 small onions – peeled and slit a cross on one side; larger onions can be cut in half or quarters
 1 tbsp oil
 ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
 ¾ tsp salt, or to taste
 ½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
 ½ tsp red chile powder (lal mirch)
 ¾ tsp ground black mustard seeds (rai)
 ¾ tsp mango powder (amchoor)

1

In a small bowl, mix salt, turmeric, red chile powder, ground black mustard seeds, and mango powder.

2

Using a small spoon, insert the spice mixture into the cuts of eggplants and onions (if onions are larger and cut in pieces, spices can be sprinkled on top in the pan.

3

In a frying pan, heat oil and roast fenugreek seeds until light brown. Do not burn.

4

Place stuffed eggplants and onions into the frying pan. Mix, lower the heat, and cover with a lid to let them steam. Mix and flip occasionally until cooked.

Ingredients

 8 baby eggplants – slit across the top lengthwise, while still remaining intact
 4 small onions – peeled and slit a cross on one side; larger onions can be cut in half or quarters
 1 tbsp oil
 ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
 ¾ tsp salt, or to taste
 ½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
 ½ tsp red chile powder (lal mirch)
 ¾ tsp ground black mustard seeds (rai)
 ¾ tsp mango powder (amchoor)

Directions

1

In a small bowl, mix salt, turmeric, red chile powder, ground black mustard seeds, and mango powder.

2

Using a small spoon, insert the spice mixture into the cuts of eggplants and onions (if onions are larger and cut in pieces, spices can be sprinkled on top in the pan.

3

In a frying pan, heat oil and roast fenugreek seeds until light brown. Do not burn.

4

Place stuffed eggplants and onions into the frying pan. Mix, lower the heat, and cover with a lid to let them steam. Mix and flip occasionally until cooked.

Baby Eggplants & Onions (Sabzi)

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