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Spicy Indian eggplant

Eggplant or aubergine or brinjal - this is the spicy Indian recipe my mum used to make
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 3


  • 1 large eggplant sliced
  • ¼ cup coconut / olive oil
  • ½ tsp chilli powder / cayenne pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste


  • Preheat the grill on high
  • Sprinkle the eggplant with fine salt
  • Let it sit in a colander to sweat for 5 minutes
  • Meanwhile, mix together all the other ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Once the eggplant has finished sweating, pat them dry between two cotton tea towels
  • Put the eggplant in the mixing bowl and coat them in the mix
  • Place them on an oven tray (making sure they don’t touch each other)
  • Place them right under the grill (on the top shelf of the oven) for around 10 mins
  • Take the tray out, flip the eggplant and place in the grill for another 5-7 minutes or until the eggplant browns
  • Take the eggplant out of the oven, cool and enjoy plain or with rice or in a sandwich!