Monday, March 4, 2013

Spicy Egg Plant Bruschetta

Egg plant Bruschetta:- 
Preparation time:- 10 minutes
Cooking time:- 10 to 12 minutes
Ready In:- 15 TO 20 minutes
Serves:- 4

Hello my dear followers and visitors. My Sunday brunch last week was eggplant bruschetta with a Indian touch. Bruschetta is an Italian dish (pronounced as brus'ketta) it consists of a grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil,many variations can be made as per our likes.The most popular topping on it is chopped tomatoes and basil leaves. In Italy it is served as a snack or appetizer. The recipe i have prepared  also have some variations, instead of grilling the bread i toasted it for 1 and 1/2 minutes and i prepared the Eggplant topping with a Indian spicy touch.The topping i have prepared for bruschetta can be rolled in chapati/paratha and can be used as a Tiffin menu, if you want to make it for kids then just adjust the spice level.The eggplant topping is simply an idea born in my mind while watching a morning TV show Better homes and Gardens,in this show the lady used vertically sliced and barbecued eggplant,but i prepared this topping as per my taste buds and ideas and it turned out pretty well. So just give it a try and see how you find it and please leave a comment about your experiences.  My hubby liked it very much ,that's special because? he hates Brinjal still he enjoyed eating it giving a green signal for next time :). So here is the recipe.
1) Big Size Brinjal /Eggplant 1 number(Cut in cubes)
2)Chopped Tomato big size 1 number
3)Chopped Spring onions 3 to 4 numbers
4)Garlic Grated 1 tea spoon
5)Ginger grated 1 teaspoon
6)Green chilies Slit in the middle 3 to 4 numbers(Cut the slit green chili in big pieces)
7)Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
8)Olive Oil 1 table spoon for Steaming Brinjal
9)Olive Oil 2 table spoons for preparing topping
10)Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon
11)Slat to taste
12)Chopped Coriander 1 table spoon.
1)Heat one table spoon of oil in a deep pan/kadhai or wok ,add in the brinjal cubes,fry for 2 minutes stirring in between. After 2 minutes cover and cook the brinjal till cooked and soft or for 8 to 10 minutes ,don't forget to stir in between.
2)When the Brinjal cubes are soft and cooked mash it with the help of a masher. Small chunks are fine,do not over mash(Refer the pictures)
3)When the brinjal mash is ready keep aside.
4)Heat 2 table spoons oil in a wok/deep pan or kadhai.,add in cumin seeds,allow it to splutter
5)Add in chopped spring onions,stir for 1 minute,add in green chilies stir well
6)Add in grated garlic,stir for 30 seconds add in garlic grated,stir for 30 to 40 seconds.
7)Add in red chili powder,mix well add in turmeric mix ell
8)Add in salt,mix well. And add chopped tomatoes,stir for a minute.
9)Add in mashed eggplants or Brinjal,stir well so that the brinjal gets mixed well with all the spices
cook for 1 to 2 minutes,add in chopped fresh coriander,turn off the heat and keep aside
Ingredients For Preparing The Bruschetta:-
1)Bruschetta Bread
2)Egg plant Topping
3)Chopped Fresh Tomato 1 number
4) Sun dried Tomato
5) Feta Cheese
6)Fresh Coriander
How to Proceed:-
1)Toast the Bruschettas in a toaster for 1 and 1/2 minutes
2)Spread some eggplant topping
3)Top with sun dried tomatoes
4)With chopped fresh tomatoes
5)Top with some feta cheese,sprinkle some basil leaves
6)Garnish with coriander and serve with a glass of juice.Perfect break fast or snack or appetizer is ready.

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