Easy Spicy Baby Eggplant Recipe

Easy Spicy Baby Eggplant Recipe

Today Recipes | Easy Spicy Baby Eggplant Recipe – I added Italian seasoning with the mix and feta cheese after roasting. Amazingly delicious!! A delicious classic similar to the peperonata from Sicily. I used fresh basil and oregano instead of salt and pepper. This was a treat at my in laws every Sunday and I still make it weekly. The leftovers are happily tossed with penne pasta or put inside a risotto the next day and I think my family loves it more for the leftovers! Serve this with crusty Italian bread to sop up the juice! Enjoy!


Preparation time                   Cook time

15 Minutes                             45 Minutes


  • 1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder or sweet smoked paprika, plus more for serving
  • 1½ pounds Indian eggplants (about 12)
  • Kosher salt
  • Raita and coarsely chopped cilantro (for serving)

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  1. Mix ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin, turmeric, 2 Tbsp. oil, and 1 tsp. chili powder in a small bowl.
  2. Quarter eggplants lengthwise through rounded bottom, stopping ½” short of the stem. Gently pry quarters open without detaching flesh from stem; season with salt. Spoon spice mix into each eggplant, making sure inside flesh is coated.
  3. Heat 3 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet, preferably nonstick, over medium-high. Cook eggplants in a single layer, turning occasionally, until golden brown all over, 8–10 minutes total. Reduce heat to low and add ¼ cup water. Cover and cook, turning eggplants halfway through, until tender, 12–16 minutes.
  4. Spoon raita on a platter. Arrange eggplants over, then top with cilantro. Sprinkle with more chili powder and drizzle with oil.

Easy Spicy Baby Eggplant Recipe

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