It was difficult choosing just one winner of our eggplant recipe contest. Chef Ernest Miller of theHollywood Farmer’s Kitchen and I were forced to take many, many bites of the finalists. But this was such a close second, we had to publish it, too!
This Spicy Indian Eggplant recipe comes from L.A. resident Jessa Forsythe-Crane, who adapted it from Randomgirl.com. She thought she didn’t like eggplant, but made this on a whim one day — Jessa loved it so much she added “OMG” to its name.
Check back here tomorrow to find the winning recipe. Until then, try this one out - it’d be perfect over basmati rice.
Best Spicy Indian Eggplant OMG
1 teaspoon fresh ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 medium eggplant, peeled
2 tablespoons Earth Balance (or your oil of choice)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
See the rest here!
HEY HEY LOOK IT’S THE RECIPE I SUBMITTED!! I WON SECOND PLACE!! ME ME ME! *beams*