How to make homemade eggplant curd

How to make homemade eggplant curd

Eggplant curd is a delicious dish that is on the menu of many Iranian women. This original and old Iranian food can be easily prepared at home with readily available ingredients such as eggplant, curd, garlic and onion, and eaten with bread and vegetables. If eggplant curd is one of your and your family’s favorite foods, join this cooking section of Khansalar website to learn how to cook eggplant curd.

Ingredients required for simple eggplant curd

First, prepare the necessary ingredients mentioned below so that we can go to the main recipe of eggplant curd:

  • 1 kg of eggplant
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric
  • Half a teaspoon of black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of dry mint
  • 1 large onion
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of ground walnuts
  • Half a cup of curd

If you want to make a delicious eggplant curd, the following steps will help you.

First step: preparing the eggplants

To prepare a delicious eggplant curd, first peel the eggplants and divide them in half, and to prevent your eggplant curd from becoming bitter, place them in salt water for half an hour.

Second step: frying the eggplant

Take out the eggplants that you put in the salt water and rinse them and let them drain, then pour some oil in a pan and fry the eggplants, but make sure that your eggplants are not fried too much.

Third step: frying the onions

At this stage, peel the onion and fry it in a pan with a small amount of oil after chopping it into small pieces. Make sure that your onion does not burn and that the onions are caramelized with gentle heat.

Fourth step: adding spices

To increase the taste and smell of the spices, after frying the onion, add the turmeric and black pepper to the onions and fry a little until the spices taste and the onions get flavor. You can also grate or chop the garlic and fry it with the onion, or you can add the garlic to the eggplant curd without frying, this is completely tasteful.

Step 5: Preparation of hot mint

At this stage, remove the hot garlic and hot onion from the pan and put them aside, then add the mint to the pan with a little oil and fry for 30 seconds until the color of the mint darkens a little. Roasting mint for more than 30 seconds will make it bitter.

The sixth step: crushing the eggplants

Put the fried eggplants in a pan and mash them with a fork or meat grinder and add hot onion, hot garlic, hot mint and ground walnuts and stir several times until all the ingredients are evenly combined.

Seventh step: Setting the eggplant curd

Place the pan containing the eggplant on very low heat and leave the pan closed until the eggplant falls into the oil.

Step 8: Add curd

At this stage, after the food falls into the oil, add curd and mix. After adding the curd and stirring it, check the taste of the eggplant curd so that the salt and spices are as needed. Then put the lid of the pan so that the curd and eggplant stay on the heat for another 15 minutes and settle.

Final step: serve eggplant curd

After this time, pour the curd and eggplant in the desired dish, then decorate with hot mint, hot onion, curd and walnuts to your taste. To decorate the eggplant curd, you can even fry some minced meat with onion and paste and pour it on the eggplant curd.

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