Char flavoured eggplant & green peas

Char flavoured eggplant & green peas
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Char flavoured eggplant & green peas ingredients

  • 1 med Eggplant, cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 c Fresh or frozen Green Peas
  • 4 T Ghee
  • 1 T Coarsely crushed coriander
  • 1⁄2 T Coarsely crushed cumin seeds
  • 1 t Turmeric
  • 1 t Salt
  • 3 Whole hot chilies
  • 1⁄8 t Asafetida
  • 3 Sprigs fresh coriander
  • 2 c stock

Cooking Char flavoured eggplant & green peas

1. Place eggplant into the bottom of a heavy pot. Sprinkle in the fresh peas, dot with ghee & add the remaining ingredients.
2. Bring the liquid to a boil & cook for 4 minutes.
3. Reducei the heat to low, partially cover & cook for about 30 minutes, shaking the pot from time to time to prevent sticking.
4. If the stock is evaporating too quickly, add some more & reduce the heat.
5. When almost all the stock has evaporated, add the frozen peas (if you are using them instead of fresh) reduce the heat further & fry until a crust has begun to form on the bottom of the pot & the eggplant has begun to char.
6. Remove from the heat & let sit for 3 to 4 minutes.
7. Gently stir in the crust & serve immediately.
8. Yamuna devi, "the art of indian vegetarian cooking.

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