Sunday, 8 April 2007

Gujarati Series: Tuver Lilva- Eggplant Curry


Eggplants go so well with just about any other vegetables, don't they?
One such pairing is this, Tuver Lilvas(Pigeon Peas) and eggplant. Simmered in garlic and tomatoes and seasoned with some ajwain seeds, this is a perfect accompaniment to any meal. I like this combination a lot and try to make it when I have a stock full of Tuver Lilvas in my freezer.

Here is the really easy recipe:

1 medium Eggplant- chopped
1 bag- frozen tuver lilvas
2 - tomatoes, chopped

For the tempering:
1 tbsp- Oil, ajwain seeds, asafoetida, 2 large cloves of garlic-chopped
turmeric powder, chili powder, salt, a pinch of sugar,-to taste

In a pan, heat some oil. Add the ajwain seeds, chopped garlic, asafoetida and a pinch of turmeric.
Add the tuver lilvas. If they are frozen, you will need to cook these for around 7-8 minutes to get them soft. Do this by adding water to cover the lilvas. Cover and let them cook first till soft. Make sure most the water is evaporated.
When the lilvas are soft, add the chopped eggplant and tomato pieces. Add all the seasonings now, and have a taste. Add a little bit of water for a gravy if you want. Cover and cook until done. Serve hot with chapatis, daal, rice, yogurt for a complete meal.

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24 comments:

Maneka Nirmal said...

the eggplant curry looks wonderfull. i think the peas and the egglant together its make a wonderfull combination..i like ur blog and 'll visit again.

musical said...

Ekdum saras :)

Tuver Lilva and Eggplant:two delish things put together......dekh ke moonh mein paani aa raha hai. This sabzi with chapatis and plain yogurt.....YUMMY!

My nth self-invitation to your place, Trupti.

Aruna said...

Trupti, You have nice recipes on ur blog, have tried ur corn in milk & loved it. I have a Q what is tuver lilva ?

musical said...

and Trupti, the new color scheme and header rock!

Vcuisine said...

This is something different Trupti. Nice presentation. Viji

Anonymous said...

Great stuff. Jyaa jyaa vase gujarati tyaa tyaa vase ek Gujarat. Jay Jay garvi Gujarat. Keep it up.

Samir

sunita said...

Trupti, the dish sounds and looks so nice..I love simple dishes of this kind.

Sajeda Meghji said...

Nice one!

Asha said...

Hi T, I agree.Eggplants rock!!:))Tuar lilva,I get only dry ones but that's good for you too.

Love the simple and nutritious recipe.Tushar made veg Pizza yesterday for your Family event!:))Will post some time.I see you have merged kids in the K and family to Spring fling,right? Good thing.

Weekend break is working well for me.I am relaxed!;D

Sandeepa said...

I have never tried Tuvar Lilva -- except for in Lilva Kachori

Richa said...

toovar-ringan looks so tempting, saras lageche. i love all veg with ajwain tadka.
thanks

Jeena said...

Hi Trupti :) This recipe looks lovely. Well done :)

Paddukoti said...

never tried those peas trupti but u'r recipe looks amazing!!

bee said...

wow, trupti. when i cook frozen lilva, even for 3 minutes, it ends up looking all grey. you're looks green and fresh.

nz said...

yay, another simple curry ! Never tried this combination before, but if you are providing the recipe then it has to be good !!

BTW, when are you posting the recipe for that achaar in your previous post - it looks mouth watering :-)

Seema said...

Trupti, Baingan raaja our all time fav. Never used it with tuver lilva. Looks nice.

Prema Sundar said...

This is different for me too trupti. I have never combined eggplant and peas. thanks for sharing the recipe.

Sharmi said...

Hi Trupti, I liked the new look of your blog. looks nice!!
As always your Gujarati series is beautiful and new to me. Loved it.

cheers
sharmi

Linda said...

Hey Trupti, now who's tempting whom!! :) This looks sooooooo delish! I have to try, even if I can only use canned peas! Thanks for the recipe :)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi trupti,
The eggplant curry looks good the combinatioon sounds good.Meanwhile missed some of your posts.The poori's look so fluffy and the color is also wonderful

indosungod said...

Eggplant curry looks tasty, simple enough to make. Love eggplants in all forms.

aechana said...

Hi Trupti,
I have missed out on so many posts.I am still on a holiday)
Egg plant sure can be teamed up with any thing. Green Tovar combi nice:)

archana said...

Oh by mistake I typed e instead of r in my name

Sia's Corner said...

hey T, this looks so good. i too cooked eggplant(stuffed it again;) in the weekend. was bit busy in the weekend. did loads of shopping and sightseeing. will mail u abt it in detail:) hugs to u:)

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