This post is for my sister. It is not a recipe rather some pics with a few words thrown in.
She will know what I mean. Sis has 2 kids and likes to get food related inspiration from me, as me from her.
So Ru here goes;
I was walking past a vendor selling long slim aubergines and a whole bunch of really long (longer than a runner bean!) green chillies. I think it might have been from her farm in the New Territories.
When I see chillies I salivate, so I had to buy them. I did and bought the aubergines too.
These chillies lack heat, at-least for those who are used to eating Indian, Sichuan or Thai food.
I chopped both and then like Ma ( rather most Bengalis) I marinated them in salt and turmeric for around 10 mins before cooking.
I also cubed a potato and marinated it with salt and turmeric.
I then added some water and zapped it in the microwave to soften it (microwave no!!. Oh well I am not that paranoid with the microwave and sometimes it’s just bloody quicker)
I didn’t get to post any pictures of the potato because they didn’t come out- the light was all wrong. 😦
To temper I decided to use a mix of Fenugreek (methi) & Mustrad (rai )seeds
Then added the aubergine-chilli combo
Cooked on low till the aubergine looked like this.
At this stage I added the potatoes that were nice and soft.
Cooked on low for another 10 mins- just enough for the flavours of the auberine and potato to mesh together.