Sri Lankan Eggplant Salad

Sri Lankan eggplant salad is a quick and easy recipe. Deep fried pieces of eggplant are tossed in mustard vinaigrette and is a great side dish. Theme of the Week – Global Cuisine The last recipe for this week’s global cuisine is Sri Lankan eggplant salad or eggplant sambol. The other two dishes for this […]

Baba Ganoush with Pita Chips

Next combo for this week is an appetizer from Lebanon; baba ganoush with pita chips. Baba ganoush is an eggplant dip prepared with tahini. Pulp of roasted eggplant is blended with tahini and seasoned to taste. It is usually served with pita bread and I chose to serve it with some pita chips. Since I […]

Russia – Baklazhannaia Ikra ~ Poor Man’s Caviar

The day before we started this marathon I told Mr.U I was going to be busy the next one month as I will be on a virtual culinary world tour and he asked if I was stopping in Russia. He said I should not upset President Putin’s and be in his good books as he […]

Green Eggplant & Habanero Peppers Stir Fry from Sikkim

Sikkim is a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan Mountains. The state is bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south. Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after […]

Veggie a Month: Brinjal ~ Eggplant Roundup

I would like to thank Priya for letting me host her a Veggie a Month event. I signed up to host this event late last summer and I wanted to try and share handful of eggplants recipes for this event. Then I did not know I would have to go to India in Feb and […]

Thai Eggplants with Cilantro Green Chilies ~ Vankaya Kothimeera Pachi Mirchi Koora

Eggplant or brinjal is not a regular vegetable in my house. I don’t mind eggplants but my husband is a little picky. He eats once in a while does not want me to cook it regularly. I usually cook purple brinjal and few months ago I tried round green brinjals, also known as Thai Eggplants […]

Brinjal Chutney ~ Vankaya Pachadi

Before I get to today’s post, this is a gentle reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to send in your entries to Veggie/Fruit a Month: Brinjal ~ Eggplant I am guest hosting this month. Are you wondering why my blog was silent for almost two months and I have not even posted any recipes for […]

Veggie a Month: Brinjal ~ Eggplant, Event Announcement

Veggie Fruit a Month (VFAM) is a monthly event started by Priya. It is my pleasure to guest host the event this month. Veggie of the month for March 2013 is Brinjal ~ Eggplant ~ Aubergine. I would request you all to share your favorite brinjal~eggplant~aubergine recipes this month. Here are the rules for this […]

Brinjal Raita

Couple of years ago when my cousins visited us, their acquaintance  invited us for dinner.    It was a delicious dinner and on the menu was brinjal raita.  It was outrageously delicious!  It was the first time I ever tasted it and was awesome.  Ever since, I wanted to try it and unfortunately I did […]

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