How to make Eggplant In Coconut Milk -

Eggplants and potatoes cooked with coconut milk and curry powder – an excellent accompaniment for paranthas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Egg plants, Coconut powder (नारियल का पावडर )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Eggplant In Coconut Milk

Eggplant In Coconut Milk Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Eggplant In Coconut Milk Recipe

  • Egg plants cubed 3 medium

  • Coconut powder

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Coconut powder 6 tablespoons

  • Potatoes boiled and cubed 2 medium

  • Curry powder 2 teaspoons

  • Vegetable stock 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Keep the eggplant cubes soaked in salted water.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan, add sliced onions and sauté till golden brown. Place the eggplant cubes in a microwave bowl with water and cook in the microwave oven on HIGH (100%) for three minutes.

Step 3

Mix coconut powder with one cup of water to make coconut milk. Add curry powder to the sautéing onion and mix. Add vegetable stock and mix.

Step 4

Add red chilli powder and cook for two to three minutes. Add boiled potato cubes, eggplant cubes and salt. Mix and add coconut milk.

Step 5

Once it comes to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for five minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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