3/12/10

Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Dip with an Indian Twist

Growing up, eggplant was a welcomed ingredient in many of the dishes my parents and grandparents prepared. Eggplant caviar; eggplant slices topped with garlic, mayonnaise and cheese and then baked in the oven until the cheese sizzled and was ready to be sprinkled with freshly chopped parsley; and of course ratatouille were some of my favorite dishes.

Last month I shared a recipe for Eggplant & Tomato Dip. This recipe, uses the same main ingredients (eggplant and tomatoes), but also incorporates some of my favorite Indian flavors.

Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Dip with an Indian Twist

Ingredients
1 eggplant, roasted in 450F oven for about an hour, cooled, peeled, mashed with a fork
1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
2-3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
juice 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon grated ginger (I used a microplane for this)
1 tablespoon canola oil
salt & pepper


Directions
1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.


Check out my new serving dish: it's copper on the outside and mirror-finished inside! (Thanks, Radha)

Serve this dip as a dip, a side salad or a topping on sandwiches, crackers or bagels.

What's your favorite dish to make with an eggplant?

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10 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds awesome with Indian flavors!

Lo said...

Love it. The colors are fantastic, and I'm always a big fan of anything with an Indian twist.

I'm suspecting this is one of those recipes that really depends on the quality of the eggplant/tomato -- which means I'll have to wait until eggplant is in season here (August/Sept) to try this. *sigh*

Leslie said...

ohhhh..I want that bowl!!!!! I am on the fence about eggplant. But you make it look delicious!

Joie de vivre said...

My favorite eggplant dish is actually something pretty close to this. I spread it on pita triangles and we make a nice dinner out of it.

♥peachkins♥ said...

That looks really fantastic. I know hubby will love it..

Heavenly Housewife said...

It looks yummy. I love this kind of food.
wishing you a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

The Duo Dishes said...

Love that bowl. Where do you find all these fun serving dishes?

noonionplease said...

Looks really good! I used to do a simplie version just with tahini and a bit of chickepas puree. Now definitely 'll try it this way

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

This dip looks delicious! And what a cute bowl I love it!

Cassie Laemmli said...

This is so unique, I love the flavors! Thanks for participating in our recipe exchange!!