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Eggplant with toasted spices

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 3 slices
Calories 128

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 3 g
Saturated fat < 1 g
Total fat 4 g
Sodium 160 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Dietary fiber 7 g
Protein 3 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

In this new take on eggplant Parmesan, the eggplant is grilled instead of fried and the spices are more typical of India than Italy.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)
  • 1 large eggplant, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved, or 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light molasses
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the heat source, lightly coat the rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.

Trim the eggplant and cut into round slices about 1/4-inch thick. Arrange the slices on the rack or pan and grill or broil, turning once, until the eggplant is tender and browned, about 5 minutes on each side. Set aside and keep warm.

In a small bowl, combine the first 7 spices. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the spice mixture and cook, stirring constantly, for about 30 seconds. Add the onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, molasses, garlic and vinegar. Cook the sauce, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 4 minutes. Season with the salt and pepper.

Transfer the eggplant to a warmed serving dish or individual plates, pour the sauce over, and garnish with the cilantro.

Last Updated: April 6th, 2017