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Ep10: Tawa Baingan with Chef Vikram Sunderam
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Tawa Baingan (Portions. 4)
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2 oz jaggery

1/4 tsp red chili flakes

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 oz chopped peanuts

1/2 tsp lemon juice

To taste salt

  1. Melt the jaggery in a sauce pan over a low flame.
  2. Add the red chili flakes, coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  3. Finish off with lemon juice, salt and chopped peanuts.


Egg plant Marination

2 Holland eggplant

6 cloves peeled garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp crushed black pepper

To taste salt

  1. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, chopped garlic, black pepper and salt, keep aside.
  2. Cut the eggplant into 5mm thick round slices, mix in the marinade and keep aside.

Potato Mix

1 tbsp canola oil

1/4 tsp cumin seeds

1 oz chopped red onions

1 tsp chopped ginger

1/4 tsp chopped Thai green chili

1/2 tsp red chili powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

2 medium Idaho Potatoes

1/2 tsp chaat masala

1 tbsp lemon juice

To taste salt

  1. Boil and grate the potatoes and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a saut? pan, add the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  3. Saute the onions till soft.
  4. Add the ginger, green chilies along with the tomatoes and turmeric powder.
  5. Cook till the tomatoes are mashed, add the chili powder and cook a little more.
  6. Mix in the grated potatoes along with the chaat masala and lemon juice.
  7. Add salt to taste. Keep aside.

To Serve

  1. Cook the eggplant slices on a hot flat griddle on both sides til golden brown
  2. Heat the spiced potato mix separately.
  3. Sandwich the eggplant slices (at least 4 slices to a portion) with the potato mix.
  4. Drizzle the warm jaggery and peanut sauce over the eggplant.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
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Vikram Sunderam, Chef/Proprietor
1190 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Amr Madkour, MD
The GW Medical Faculty Associates
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