Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Semur Terong - Sweet Eggplant Stew

Semur Terong - Sweet Eggplant Stew

This Indonesian dish is quite famous not for the reason that it is unique, but for the fact that this stew is easy to prepare, it's tasty and Healthy. This stew is one of my favourite Indonesian dishes too. You can enjoy this dish any time of the year and specially a delicacy for the strict vegetarians. I enjoy eating it with all sots of Carbs, including Rice or even couscous. You can even enjoy it with Chapatis (un leavened, flat Indian bread) or oven with Pita. Anyways it is a favourite when served warm...

Preparation Time :   5 minutes
Cooking Time      :  20 minutes
Difficulty              :  Very Easy
Serves                  :   4

Ingredients :

  • 500 grams Eggplant
  • 4 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Shallots
  • 1 clove Garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar

    Method :

      1) Cut the unpeeled eggplant into 1/2 inch-thick slices, and then cut the slices in half.

      2) Heat oil in a frying pan, over medium high flame. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, add the eggplant pieces.

      3) Fry lightly for 2 minutes, or until light brown and softened. Drain and set aside on kitchen towels to absorb excess oil.
      4) Stir fry the shallots and garlic in the remaining oil until light brown.

      5) Add the water, sweet soy sauce, pepper, nutmeg, vinegar, salt and sugar.Mix well and let all of these ingredients cook for approximately 3 minutes over medium heat, to prepare the sauce.
      6) Add the fried Eggplants slices to the ready sauce and cook for additional 2 minutes to distribute the flavors. Shake the pan several times carefully to mix but not mash the eggplant.
      7) Once the eggplants slices are well coated with the sauce, take it off the heat. Check the seasonings and adjust if required.

      8) Serve hot or at room temperature. You can serve it with Hot bowl of rice.

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