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Eggplant Potato Spicy Medley

Eggplant Potato Spicy Medley is a delightful blend of several different spices that bring in a great flavor and texture. Considered a special dish at Andhra (region in Southern India) weddings, this goes great with steamed rice and ghee. Absolutely mouthwatering!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Special Diet: Gluten Free, Grain Free, No Added Sugar, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 117kcal


  • 1/2 Pound Eggplant
  • 1/4 Pound Potato
  • 2 Tablespoon Chana Dal
  • 1 Tablespoon Urad Dal
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
  • 2 Peppers Red Chili Pepper Dry, whole
  • 1 Pepper Green Chili Pepper
  • 1/8 Cup Ginger Fresh
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Tamarind
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Jaggery
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt (or to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil Cold pressed, organic


  • Set Instant Pot (IP) to 'saute' add a quarter tsp of oil and wait for the 'hot' sign (if you're cooking in a pan on a stove top make sure the oil is hot); add chana dal, urad dal, cumin, mustard, fenugreek, coriander seeds and dry chili pepper and roast for a couple of minutes (look for chana dal and urad dal to turn slightly brown). Transfer to a plate and cool for about 5 minutes
  • Transfer to a blender, add tamarind, ginger, turmeric, salt, green chili pepper and jaggery and blend to a coarse powder
  • Wipe out the pan (IP or regular pan) add oil and wait for it to turn hot. Add eggplant and potato. Sauté for about 3 to for minutes
  • Add the spice blend, mix well and sauté for a couple of minutes. Now sprinkle some water (about 1/4th cup), close the IP lid and steam cook for 5 minutes (if you're cooking in a regular pan, sprinkle 1/8th cup water and cover with a lid- keep cooking till the eggplant and potato soften)
  • Once cooked, mix well and transfer to serving bowl


Goes well with steamed rice and organic ghee.
*Use organic ingredients wherever possible


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg