*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
               EGGPLANT KOTTU (EGGPLANT & CHICKPEAS (OR MOON
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian                           Vegetarian
                 Main Dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Split chickpeas or mong dahl
    1 1/2   c            Water
    1       pn           Salt
      1/8   ts           Turmeric
    4                    Eggplants, medium
    2       c            Water
    1       pn           Salt
      1/8   ts           Turmeric
    1       c            Coconut, fresh and grated
      1/2   ts           Cumin seed
    3                    Green chilies (optional)
    2       tb           Vegetable oil
    1       t            Mustard seed
    3                    Bay leaves
    3                    Red chilies (optional)
    1       tb           Lemon juice
    1       pn           Salt
    2       tb           Coriander leaves-fresh/chopd
 
   Boil chickpeasd or moong dahl in 1 1/2 cups water with
   a pinch of salt and 1/8 ts turmeric until done.  Then
   mash them well.
   
   Slice the eggplants lengthwise.  Boil them in a large
   saucepan filled with 2 cups water, a pinch of salt and
   1/8 ts turmeric.  When eggplants are tender, add
   mashed chickpeas/moong dahl.
   
   Grind the coconut, cumin seed and green chilies
   together.
   
   Heat 1 tb of the vegetable oil in a skillet and add
   mustard seed, bay leaves and red chilies.  When
   mustard seeds stop cracking, add this mixture to the
   eggplants.  Add lemon juice.  Stir a few times.  Add
   salt to taste and sprinkle with coriander leaves.
  
 
 
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