This exotic Indian recipe is simply yummy. I am sure you'll love it.
Kalonji (nigella seeds) are also called onion seeds because of their flavour and are found in Asian supermarkets in small packets. These small, pointy black seeds are from a flower related to the garden flower love-in-a-mist.
Fantastic recipe.... I added the whole can of coconut milk by mistake and had to reduce it down to thicken. Really good flavours. - 02 Apr 2014
This is really a 4+. What a wonderful way to use eggplants! The recipe is easy, if you have the appropriate Indian spices on hand. I would agree with the former reviewer about bumping up the tomato and coconut. My eggplant turned out a bit tough-skinned. I've never cooked eggplant, so I wonder if it would be smart to peel it like a potato or cucumber? With rice, naan, and a salad, this would be a fabulous meal. - 09 Jul 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Used two eggplants, fried in two batches. Used a small can of green chiles, omitted fenugreek, used onion powder (didn't have kalonji), 2/3 can tomato paste and water, and dried cilantro. Also doubled the coconut milk. Sprinkled with cashews, served over brown rice with naan. My mom dislikes Indian food and she LOVED this!! I was impressed by this recipe myself! Try it, it's delicious!! - 28 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)