Saturday, 2 February 2013

Baked peppered potato and aubergine

I had an aubergine that needed to be used. I had a solitary large potato. I was making lamb curry. I didn't know when Paul was getting home for tea.

I decided to cut my coat according to my cloth, so to speak, and take some of the flavours of my old peppered potatoes and cauliflower to make a side dish.

Baked peppered potato and aubergine (serves 2)

1 large baking potato
1 aubergine
Drizzle of olive oil
1/2 tsp white peppercorns
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
pinch cumin seeds
pinch salt
big pinch curry leaves

Scrub the potatoes and cut into chunks. Cut the aubergine into chunks. Toss in a drizzle of olive oil and bake at 180C for about 25 minutes.

While it is cooking grind the peppercorns, cumin seeds, salt and curry leaves in a spice grinder to a coarse powder.

Toss the vegetables in the spices and return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes, until they are cooked through and golden with little caught crispy bits.


Joanne said...

What a great way to use up those veggies! sounds very tasty.

leaf (the indolent cook) said...

Sounds like just the sort of thing I like - simple and full of spiced-up flavour!

Faux Fuchsia said...

yum! loved your women's weekly comments too- all those breadcrumbs!

have a lovely weekend! xxx

tasteofbeirut said...

I would have done that too, cant stand wasting food and both sound perfect together along with these spices. I'll toast to that!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I know that I would enjoy this. It sounds remarkably flavorful. I hope your week is off to a great start. Blessings...Mary

mscrankypants said...

I'm not an eggplant fan but this looks downright edible.

grace said...

i can't think of a better way to prepare those two big ol' veggies--very nice!

Alicia Foodycat said...

Joanne - I will definitely repeat this one.

Leafy - yes, I think you would love it.

FF - Long live the Women's Weekly!

Joumana - I hate wastage!

Mary - it was a very good side dish.

Cranky - I think people who don't like eggplant are weird ;)

Grace - thanks!

Simona Carini said...

My husband is not a big fan of eggplant, so when I cook some, I know I can clean the bowl. Next time, I'll follow your suggestion and add a potato.


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