I love rice and so does my husband. We try to find different ways to prepare and enjoy this wonderful food. Through time, we found hundreds of recipes, some simple and some exotic, and have enjoyed preparing them. We've found some real winners, which I have published on this blog and some that are not so great, which are in my personal "do not" repeat folder. I have created this site to share those memorable dishes - which are all about this wonderful food called "rice".

Stuffed Eggplant - India Style

My husband and I both love eggplant and I try to find as many ways to prepare it.  I found several recipes for stuffed eggplant, but I found them to be very un-interesting till I found this one.  Of course, had to make it my own by making some adjustments to the ingredients and cooking method. This is really great with rice.  I tried with ground lamb and it was fabulous.  It is also great with ground beef.  So try it both ways and see which one you like the best. 

Remember, nothing is set in stone. Try this recipe and adjust to suit your own taste.


2 medium eggplants
2 tbsp of olive oil
3 tbsp of canola or vegetable oil
1 medium onion (minced)
1 1/2 tsp ginger pulp/paste (or minced)
2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
3 tsp garlic pulp (or minced)
1/4 tsp tumeric
1 large tomato (finely chopped)
1 lb of ground lamb or beef
1 medium green bellpepper (chopped)
1 medium red bellpepper (chopped)
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350F. Cut eggplants in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh (save for future use or discard). Make sure you do not remove too close to the bottom skin or the eggplant will trear when you fill it.  Heat the canola oil in a pan and lightly fry the eggplant pieces on both sides.  When the skin is starting to brown (2-3 minutes), remove and place in an ovenproof baking dish.

In a saucepan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and fry the onion until golden brown  Add the ginger, chilli powder, garlic, tumeric, and ground coriander. Stir continuously for approximately 1 minute, do not let spices burn.  Add tomatoes and continue to stir and fry for another 4-5 minutes.  Add ground lamb/beef, season with salt and pepper; continue to stir until meat is brown.  Add the chopped peppers and cilantro. Stir until well mixed.  Remove from heat. 

Spoon mixture into each eggplant shell. Do not worry about overfilling or creating a mound.  Brush the edges and outside of eggplant shell with remaining olive oil.   Cover loosely with foil and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.  During the last 10 minutes of cooking, remove the foil to allow the top to brown. Serve with basmati rice.

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