Monday, December 28, 2009

Eggplant Salsa/Salad/Curry

Know What You Eat: A fresh winter delicacy along with millet flat bread, is hot favourite in my home as it has all the tongue tickling flavors and goodness of raw vegetables with some roasted eggplant, fav spicy seasonings...and most importantly quick raw-version of baigan bharta to restore whole bunch of nutrients & lots of fibre, which are otherwise partially lost in cooking process.They are an excellent food to aid in weight loss, being low in calories and fat because it is a nutrient dense food, which will help you feel full, and there are almost no calories in eggplants. One of the photo nutrients that helps to make up eggplant nutrition is nasunin, a powerful antioxidant found in the skin of the eggplant. Nasunin helps to protect the lipids which are found in the membranes of brain cells. This safeguards the cells from attacks by free radicals so that they can do the job they were meant to do. Also helps in prevention of certain types of cancer. Here's how to make this salsa/salad, which also takes part in Vegetable Marathon- Eggplant, event hosted at Anita's Kitchen
Preparation time: 15 mins
cooking time: Nil
Serves: 2


Eggplant Salsa/Salad

Ingredients:

1 Globe Eggplant
4 Tomatoes, finely chopped
1 C Carrots, peeled & finely chopped
1 C Bell Pepper, finely chopped
1 C Scallions, finely chopped along with greens
1/2 C Cilantro, washed & finely chopped
Freshly squeezed lemon juice, acc. to taste


Seasonings:


2 Tbsp of Peanut oil/Olive Oil
1/2 tsp red chili powder
2 tsp coriander-cumin powder
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
Asafoetida, few pinches
salt to taste


Method:


1.  Slit Eggplant from center, and boil in a pressure cooker/ roast on open flame untill cooked.
2.  Let it cool and remove skin ( i did not remove the skin) & extra unwanted seeds from  eggplant, with a help of a knife. Then chop the entire eggplant into small pieces.
3.  In a big bowl, add chopped tomatoes, carrots,scallions, all the seasonings along with oil,some fresh lemon juice & cilantro.
4.  Now add chopped eggplant, toss well & serve...with chips/warm-tortillas/ or like my favourite way along with millet flat bread/"rotlo", check out here

29 comments:

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

nice presentation!!

shanthi said...

EXCELLENT CLICK AND LOVELY DISH

Pavithra said...

Wow thats awesome never made salad with eggplant , very innovative wish to try it.. looks yummy too.

SE(Denufood) said...

this is our version of bharta with all raw onions and tomatoes..except the seasoning..look good

Padhu said...

Looks yummy!
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Padma said...

Nice dish and beautiful click.

chakhlere said...

Lovely. This is my favorite dish. Loved the addition of veggies.

Gulmohar said...

beautiful click...awesome presentation too :-)

BangaloreBaker said...

Nice dish.

sangeeta said...

i love this in winters too...bell peppers i like n my husband doesn't but i make this way sometimes just for myself...have my version in my archives too...
your pictures are great !!!

Rachana Kothari said...

A great recipe and a beautiful click.
Thanks for dropping by my blog:)

Katy ~ said...

I know I've said it before, but I have to keep saying it, LUV your blog, the photography and recipes are just top shelf all the way. While I'm not anywhere near being a vegetarian, I do appreciate all the wonderful recipes that you post, giving me inspiration and new ways to enjoy these foods.

Thank you so much!

Priya said...

Wow eggplant salsa looks tremendous..beautiful click.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Sounds very easy....

kothiyavunu said...

Awesome..Innovative eggplant recipe!!nice presentation!!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Very different and unique dish dear, goes well with tortillas and tacos:)

Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year dear!!!!!

Pavani said...

Yummy.. yummy.. eggplant salsa--very innovative.. Love the pic.

Sanghi said...

Wow.. looks colourful and delicious da!

foodielover said...

Never heard abt this....sounds interesting.Looks wonderful.

Prathibha said...

wat a lovely click dear!!!
looks really yummy..perfect wid tortillas...

Tina said...

Delicious and nice....

Nostalgia said...

Fantastic..the colors are very inviting and the curry looks drenched in some tasty goodness

Hari Chandana said...

wonderful recipe... nice presentation.. :)

Cham said...

I never thought eggplant in salsa form- very interesting recipe!

PJ said...

eggplant salsa looks so delicious and very novel! I have not tried pressure cooking eggplants before, sounds interesting. Very nice click too!

Oraphan said...

Oh, this salsa looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I really love this quick and easy recipe! I love it, thanks for sharing!

Anupama said...

This is one yummy and healthy salad!

Spice said...

eggplant is all time fav. here....I usually roast all the vegeis a little bit...

Silpa said...

Wow that's a wonderful click n love the dish..
Thanks for the entry

 
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