Eggplant Onion with Tomato Sauce

I am an eggplant lover and most of Iranians love this vegetable. This recipe is a fantastic dish that’s eaten as a warm side dish.

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Aubergine onion with tomato sauce
Ingredients
2 eggplant
5 Tbsp tomato passata
1 large onion, finely diced
1 Tbsp ginger paste
1 Tbsps garlic paste
1 Tsp turmeric powder
1 Tsp cumin
1 Tsp coriander powder
Salt – chili powder to taste
Oil – butter

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ِDirection
Cut off the ends of eggplant and thinly slice. salt the slices and set them in a colander to drain for 20 minutes. Dry with paper towels before using.

Sprinkle some of turmeric over the top of eggplants and keep remaining of turmeric for next step.
In a sauce pan heat the oil over medium heat and cook eggplants until soft and golden brown. Set aside.

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Now heat the oil and add all spices, ginger and garlic paste. Fry for 1 minute. Add diced onion and cook over medium heat until soft ( for 5 minutes).

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Then add tomato passata and stir in for 1-2 minutes. Then, return the fried eggplants to the pot and gently mix with the sauce. Continue cooking on low flame for 10 minutes.
Serve this beautiful dish with flat bread.

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