Stir-fried Eggplants with Chillies

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A little while ago, when I saw this spicy eggplant stir-fry from one of my favourite foodie blogs: The Little Teochew, who has a large selection of delicious recipes. I knew I would love a vegetable dish like this too. So I have decided giving it a try last weekend. Since there are just dried chillies and cherry tomatoes in my pantry, I have changed the recipe a little bit, but the eggplant dish still tasted very delicious with some steamed white rice.

  • 500 g Eggplants
  • 7 Cherry tomatoes
  • 3 clove Garlic
  • 2 Shallots
  • 3 Dried chillies
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Chopped spring onions and shallot fritters for garnish (optional)
  1. Finely chop the garlic cloves, shallots and chillies. Place them in a bowl. Dice the tomatoes and add into the garlic mixture. Set aside. Cut the eggplants into thick strips. Heat some oil in a frying pot. Lower the eggplant strips into the hot oil and fry they have turned light golden. Remove and drain off excess oil.
  2. Add about 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet, stir-fry the tomato mixture until aromatic. Return the fried eggplant into the skillet, seasoning with salt and sugar to taste, and then stir all the ingredients until combined. Dish up and garnish it with chopped spring onions and crisp fried shallots if desired. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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Heavenly Housewife 8/10/09 21:53

What a wonderful and healthy dish!

Lavanya 8/10/09 23:01

hi angie..sorry i am not posting now a days.. i was not feeling i am ok ..that too next month i am going to india to visit my parents..i am busy with shopping etc..i am hoping i will post recipes soon :)

doggybloggy 8/10/09 23:34

this is a dish I would truly enjoy - I am always the one to order spicy chile eggplant from chinese restaurants

Donna-FFW 8/10/09 23:46

Oh Id be all over this dish. Eggplant is one of my favorites.

Anonymous 9/10/09 00:15

eggplant is one of fav veggie..and this stir fried ones look delicious

KennyT 9/10/09 00:21

Both Angie and The Little Teochew are my stars!

Palidor 9/10/09 00:26

This looks wonderful! I love that you retained the purple color of the eggplant skin.

Chef E 9/10/09 00:41

I love eggplant and chilies, and make it every often at my Indian clients house...yours looks divine! Beautiful shot...

The Little Teochew 9/10/09 03:25

Oh, Angie! Coming from you, it's a huge, HUGE compliment! I am floating on cloud 9 .. hehehe! Like I said, I'm so happy you liked it, and compliments on your pretty interpretation of this dish! It's always interesting to see how one single dish turns out under the hands of different cooks :)

PS: Kenny, you are my star too!!!

Gulmohar 9/10/09 03:49

Great click...and it looks perfect :-)

Anncoo 9/10/09 04:09

Eggplant with chilli is my favourite. I love your presentation :)

My Little Space 9/10/09 04:19

I love exploring new recipes for eggplants. It's myhubby favourite!Thanks.

Elin 9/10/09 04:22

Angie, you made a simple dish looks so appetizing. Great one! I love aubergine cooked this way. Great pics by the way :)))

Tina 9/10/09 04:26

Looks yummy and superb clicks...

Anonymous 9/10/09 06:07

Spicy eggplant sounds excellent! A very pretty looking plate!

Angie's Recipes 9/10/09 07:03

@Heavenly Housewife: Thanks!
@Lavanya: I am glad to know that you feel better now and wish you a happy holiday back to India and come back feeling rehydrated and refreshed!
@doggybloggy, Chef E: I like Fish Fragrant Eggplants from the Chinese restaurants too.
@Donna, munchcrunchandsuch: Mine too.
@Kenny: That's a great honour!
@Palidor: I usually like eggplants peeled, but this one tasted great with peel on.
@The Little Teochew: I really like how you cook the food, simple and delicious. Thank you so much for sharing so many delicious recipes with us. ;-)
@Gulmohar, Anncoo, Elin, Tina: Thank you! There's still a long way to reach the "dream photo"!
@My Little Space: There aren't many vegetable choices here, and eggplants are one of the regulars you can get easily in the supermarkets. So I also love to try different methods to cook them.
@5 Star Foodie: Thank you Natasha!

the ungourmet 9/10/09 07:19

I am working on my taste for eggplant. This really does look quite delicious!

petite nyonya 9/10/09 07:51

Eggplants seem to be many people's favorite, including me! I like it cooked this way which is just delicious with a bowl of rice.
p/s enjoy the award, you deserve it as all your food is so inspiring!

Divina Pe 9/10/09 08:48

This looks great. Eggplant is my mother's favorite vegetable. And this recipes is like dad's cooking. Now, I have more eggplant recipes to try. Thanks Angie.

Priya 9/10/09 09:42

Yummy dish...looks fabulous..

Happy cook 9/10/09 11:58

Beautiful and so so delicous.

Vrinda 9/10/09 14:53

Great recipe with eggplants,pretty presentation Angie...

Sangeetha Subhash 9/10/09 16:39

Looks Awesome!!very tempting too...Wish i could grab a piece from the screen!Enjoyed ur post!!!

Thank u for visiting my space,Angie! see you often... :)

No-Frills Recipes 9/10/09 17:37

Looks yummy. I like egg plants too and those pics were so beautiful.

nora@ffr 9/10/09 17:54

love egg plant and m glad i found a new eggplant recipe here! got some in my fridge and m definitely gonna try this for lunch to have with some stem rice or maybe with noodles!! picture is perfect angie! :)

homeladychef 9/10/09 18:43

Simple and fuss-free dish! Nicely done!

Katy ~ 9/10/09 20:52

Your photo of this dish is so delicious looking that I just wanted to reach in and devour those glorious veggies. Looks and sounds superb!

Chow and Chatter 9/10/09 21:12

oh what a great eggplant recipe will tweet lol

VS 9/10/09 22:15

Lovely recipe! Brilliant pics.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ 9/10/09 22:17

What a delicious way to perk up eggplants! I never know what to do with them besides making eggplant parmigiana. This is so fresh and flavorful!

pigpigscorner 10/10/09 11:31

perfect with rice! love spicy aubergine.

Abhilash Pillai 10/10/09 19:52

I will not say anything other than this is really delicious.

I will always be eager to taste . It really looks delicious. umm....superb. I will try it with chapattis...

Beachlover's Kitchen 11/10/09 02:58

yummy!! this is my favourite stir-fry eggplant!!

Sophie 11/10/09 11:06

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...what a fab post this is!! I love eggplants!!

Mythreyi Dilip 11/10/09 23:36

Simple and great recipe, my hubby loves Eggplant will try urs:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine 14/10/09 20:52

I just love eggplant and this dish looks absolutely fantastic.

Olga 15/10/09 22:39

GORGEOUS dish! I would definitely order something like this if I was eating out.

A Full-Timed Housefly 24/10/09 15:54

I love your style , looks so delicious ! You have a beautiful and very interesting food blog , I have so much to learn from you... thanks for sharing this dish.

Bren 5/11/09 20:32

I used to hate and loate eggplant, but I just love it now! especially when it's lightly fried. sooo good! :) nice recipe.

tasteofbeirut 7/11/09 02:40

This recipe kind of reminds me of a lebanese eggplant salad called "the monk's salad". Looks super delicious! great photo!

VS 20/11/09 04:25

Wow! brilliant pictures


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