Thursday, July 17, 2008

YRR - Eggplant Stir Fry

Its that time of the week again, and I can't be more happier. Every thursday is Farmer's market day in our town! To me, summer just wouldn't be summer without visiting farmers market and gazing at those fresh colorful vegetables and fruits. Moreover, I just love to have that freshly squeezed lemonade prepared right in front of me! Even if I don't end up buying vegetables sometimes, I make sure I enjoy the lemonade everytime :) I get fascinated by the way its made by squeezing fresh lemon juice and shaking it together with ice-cubes, water and sugar in a stainless steel shaker jar! Mmm, it tastes divine in that hot sunny afternoon.

On my way back from work today, I stopped at the farmers market as usual and was pleasantly surprised to see fresh Indian eggplants this time. I've never seen Indian eggplants in the farmers market before. Fresh from the yard and cheaper than the regular grocery stores - who wouldn't want to buy there?! I don't know where I got my fascination for eggplants, but lately eggplants and me are best friends! I love them anyway they are made - any traditional Indian way or just even plain roasted eggplants. I'd just had roasted eggplants for lunch during a training session at my office today, but I was perfectly fine to have it for dinner too.

This time I wanted to try one of the eggplant recipes that I had bookmarked a long back. All of them looked utterly delicious and most importantly they are simple to make! I just couldn't make up my mind over which one I want to cook :) I was going back and forth and finally settled on this delicious recipe from Sailu's Kitchen. I keep seeing loads of people leaving great remarks about Sailu's recipes, but this is the first time I am trying her dish. I knew it would come out just perfect and I was not wrong. It was yummy and very flavorful! I would like to send this for Your Recipe Rocks event hosted by Madhuram. You can find the original recipe here. Thanks Sailu for sharing this great recipe! Your recipe really rocks!

I want to also thank my sweet friends JZ and Uma for passing me the Friendship Award! This is very exciting and I feel so good to receive it from you both. You are such good friends and I always love reading your sweet and encouraging comments. Thanks JZ and Uma!

23 comments:

Mansi Desai said...

congrats on your award Sujatha! the eggplant looks delicious:)

Cham said...

Congrats on ur award :) I love to have lemonade too in farmer market even it is breezy outside! Love The Sailu's curry ...

Shreya said...

Congrats, Suhatha. The eggplant is mouth-watering:-)

delhibelle said...

Eggplant stur fry looks amazing Sujatha, Sailu's recipes are so neat!

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

congratulations on your awards, sujatha ..n the eggplant stir fry looks very delicious. a perfect side dish

Seema said...

Egg Plant dish looks to good! Congrats on the award..

Illatharasi said...

Picture looks perfect:)
Congrats on your award!!!

Sireesha said...

Congrats on ur awards:)) Eggplant stir fry looks delicious and perfect...

bhags said...

The eggplant stir fry looks nice.....not an eggplant fan though....congrats for your awards

notyet100 said...

THIS LOOKS SO DELICIOIS,..

ranji said...

eggplant is one of my fava vegetable...love these tsir frys..they taste so good especially with rice and dal..yumm..congrats on ur awards

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

the eggplant stir fry looks delish!!

congrats on ur award! HUGS!!

KALVA said...

lovely dear.. love eggplant..

kamala said...

Congrats on ur award Sujatha...i love egg plants too..Looks yumm

Sagari said...

eggplant fry looks deleciouss sujatha

notyet100 said...

thnks for visitin,..don knw why u not able to view my pics,..others can see,.u not able to view any picor just ith particular post?

Madhuram said...

The stir fry is drool worthy Sujatha. Even I would love to go to a farmer's market, but ours is very very small. Thank you for sending it to the event.

TBC said...

Don't care much for eggplant but like what you have here. :D

Laavanya said...

That brinjal curry looks fabulous - will check out sailu's recipe. Congrats on your award Sujatha.

SriLekha said...

my husband always ask for different recipes in egg plant! i will try this for him

Uma said...

I too make this curry sometimes. Your curry looks more delicious and tempting, Sujatha!

Congrats on the well deserved award! You are such a nice friend too!

Madhavi said...

Congratulations on ur award :))

Eggplant stir fry looks good, delicious!!!

Suma Rajesh said...

hello dear, i have a tag waiting for u at my blog..check out....i have the same veg prepared on my blog too...urs looks yum and delicious...