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Tawa baigan.

For the eggplant.
  1/4 cup olive oil
  6 cloves garlic, peeled
  1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  2 Holland Eggplants, sliced into 1/4-inch discs
  Salt to taste

For the potatoes:
  1 tablespoon canola oil
  1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  1/2 small red onion, peeled and chopped
  1/4 ounce peeled and finely chopped ginger
  1/4 teaspoon finely chopped green Thai chili
  2 tomatoes, chopped
  1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  2 Idaho potatoes, peeled, grated, bolled until tender
  1/2 teaspoon chaat masala
  1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  Salt to taste

For the jaggery sauce:
  2 ounces jaggery
  1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  1/2 cup coconut milk
  1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  1 ounce chopped peanuts
  Salt to taste

For the garnish:
  Cilantro, chopped
  Dried sugarcane juice available from http://store.indion or (866) 416-4165.

For the eggplant eggplant, name for Solanum melongena, a large-leaved woody perennial shrub (often grown as an annual herb) of the family Solanaceae (nightshade family), and also cultivated for its ovoid fruit. : In large bowl, combine the olive oil olive oil, pale yellow to greenish oil obtained from the pulp of olives by separating the liquids from solids. Olive oil was used in the ancient world for lighting, in the preparation of food, and as an anointing oil for both ritual and cosmetic purposes. , garlic and pepper. Season with salt. Add eggplant slices and mix until fully coated.

For the potatoes: In large saute sau·té  
tr.v. sau·téed, sau·té·ing, sau·tés
To fry lightly in fat in a shallow open pan.

A dish of food so prepared.
 pan, heat oil over medium heat and add cumin seeds to infuse in·fuse
1. To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles.

2. To introduce a solution into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.
. Add onion and cook until translucent. Stir ginger, Thai chilis, tomatoes and turmeric turmeric: see ginger.

Perennial herbaceous plant (Curcuma longa; family Zingiberaceae), native to southern India and Indonesia. Its tuberous rhizomes have been used from antiquity as a condiment, as a textile dye, and medically as an
 into onion mixture. Cook until tomatoes are soft, then add chili powder and cook for two more minutes. Mix in the potatoes, chaat masala Chaat masala (Hindi चाट मसाला) is a masala, or spice mix, typically consisting of amchoor (dried mango powder), cumin, black salt, coriander, dried ginger, salt, black pepper,asafoetida and red  and lemon juice. Season with salt.

For the sauce: In saucepan, cook jaggery jag·ger·y  
Unrefined sugar made from palm sap.

[Portuguese dialectal jágara, probably from Malayalam
 over low heat until melted. Add red chili flakes and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Stir in the lemon juice and peanuts. Season with salt.

To serve: Preheat grill. On hottest part of grill, cook eggplant slices until golden on both sides. Place an eggplant slice on center of plate. Top with potato mixture, then top with another eggplant slice. Repeat two more times. Drizzle with jaggery sauce and garnish with cilantro.

(serves 4)

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Date:Dec 22, 2008
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