Eggplant Roasted and Smeared with Sweet & Sour Sauce



Day five of the A- Z blogging challenge and am blogging the letter E. Well, am actually am two day behind, but plan to catch up on the weekend. The exotic, bright,  purple luscious eggplant is one of mt favorite veggies. Whether you grill it, sauté it, roast it or blend into a delish dip it’s always a winner. This recipe involves roasting eggplant slices and then smearing it  with a tangy sweet sour sauce which makes it a melt in mouth dish. It is delish ! Try it and see if your family doesn’t ask for more.

Nutrition Nuts and bolts :

Purple eggplant is  bursting with the antioxidant power of anthocyanina and fiber. Eggplants also have good antioxidant content. Nasunin, a powerful antioxidant  helps protect lipids surrounding brain cells from damage. It also works to hunt down and neutralize free radicals in the body, which helps fight against various forms of cancer. Nasunin is found in the skin of eggplants.  n

Roasted Eggplant in Sweet & Sour Tomato Sauce


  • 6 Eggplant
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • Olive oil - 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp brown sugar or honey


  1. Wash and slice eggplant into 1 inch slices
  2. Sauté in 1 tbs olive oil till lightly roasted on each side
  3. Sauté onions in 2 tbs oil till soft
  4. Add ginger paste and sauté for 1 minute
  5. Add cumin, chili and sauté for 1 minute
  6. Add tomatoes and lemon juice and sauté for 5 minutes till oil floats on top
  7. Add sugar and salt
  8. Serve hot with rice, pita bread or as a side.



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About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


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