Jason Truesdell : Pursuing My Passions

A life in flux. Soon to be immigrant to Japan. Recently migrated this blog from another platform after many years of neglect (about March 6, 2017). Sorry for the styling and functionality potholes; I am working on cleaning things up and making it usable again.

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re: Smoky eggplant in yogurt sauce

I love this raita. I will broil the eggplants, since i don't have a gas stove. Grinding the roasted eggplant makes a tasty dip too.


re: Smoky eggplant in yogurt sauce

eggplant raita is one of my favourites with mixed rice (kalanda sadam as we call it). i also add amchur - amchur and eggplant go very well together.


re: Smoky eggplant in yogurt sauce

the curry looks all creamy and delicious....would go really well with indian bread


re: Smoky eggplant in yogurt sauce

Hi Jason (I hope that's your name)

This is the first time I'm on your blog & this is the first recipe I saw.  Looks delicious & its a healthy variation too, to the otherwise fried eggplant



re: Smoky eggplant in yogurt sauce

Hey Jason,

I don't have the spices that you mentioned, specially the fenugreek and mustard seeds. Would substituting McCormick ground curry powder work instead?

Give my regards to Hiromi.


Doddie from Korea

re: Smoky eggplant in yogurt sauce

Well, I haven't used curry powder for a long time, but as I recall, English-style curry powder has a fairly large amount of fenugreek and turmeric in it, so it might be better than nothing. The brown mustard seeds are fairly important, though you might be able to get away with mustard oil if used carefully.

I'm not sure how you'd substitute the garam masala, though; it's different enough from English curry powder as to make the flavor almost unrelated.

Maybe I can send you some :)


re: Smoky eggplant in yogurt sauce


Really? You'd send me some? That would be awesome!

Doddie from Korea