Curry Eggplant and Mango Chutney

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds fresh eggplant
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • 1 cup small diced onions
  • 1 tablespoon Yellow Curry, recipe follows
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 recipe Mango Chutney, recipe follows
  • Yellow Curry Powder:
  • 3 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons white peppercorns
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground red pepper
  • Mango Chutney:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups small diced mango
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
Directions

Peel and dice the eggplant, about 1/2-inch dice. In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions. Season with salt. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the eggplant. Season with salt. Continue to saute until soft, about 15 minutes. Add the curry powder and lemon juice. Continue to saute for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve Mango Chutney with grilled fish or chicken.

Yellow Curry Powder:

Place all of the ingredients, except for the turmeric and ground red pepper in a saute pan, over medium heat. Cook until dark toasted, about 12 minutes. Remove and cool. Place the toasted ingredients in a spice grinder and process to powder consistency. Add the turmeric and red pepper. Mix well.

Yield: 1/2 cup

Mango Chutney:

In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onions. Season with salt. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the mango. Continue to saute for 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil. Whisk the cornstarch with the water. Whisk until smooth. Stir the slurry into mango mixture. Bring the mixture back to a boil. Continue to cook for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool completely. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Yield: about 2 cups


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