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