Eggplant and prawns

Vegetarians please look away. This is a spicy concoction of eggplants and prawns cooked with chilli but the addition of ground up cooked prawns makes it particularly delicious.

1 large eggplant or 3 smaller ones

1 onion sliced thin

1 tsp garlic and ginger paste

5 green chilli slit

1 tomato

15-20 prawns cleaned

1 tsp turmeric powder and salt

1 Tb chilli powder

1 tsp nigella

salt and sugar to taste

Chop eggplant into smallish cubes. Clean prawns and marinate in little salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes.

Fry the prawns in some hot oil for a couple of minutes in a kadai and keep aside. Remove about 7-8 prawns and grind to a coarse paste.

In the same pan fry nigella seeds followed by the onions. When it is golden add the chillies, garlic and tomato. After a couple of minutes add the eggplant. Add the chilli powder and fry till cooked and oil floats.

Now add the whole prawns and ground mix and fry for a few minutes. Season with salt and sugar.

Serves 4

Recipe source: bongcook.com