Recipe for Pyajklir Chochuri
India & Curry


    Yield: 4 servings

    1 med Eggplant
    1 1/2 tbsp Vegetable oil
    2 ea Red chiles, dried
    1/4 tsp Five-spice powder
    1/4 tsp Turmeric
    1/2 tsp Salt
    2 tsp Roasted red chile paste
    1 tbsp Water
    1 cup Green onions, chopped

    Smoke & roast eggplant. Cool, mash & set aside.

    Heat oil in a large skillet & fry red chiles until they darken: this only takes a few seconds in hot oil. Add five-spice powder & fry until it starts to crackle. Stir in the turmeric & salt, followed by the red chile paste & water. Mix well. Add the eghgplant, cover & simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Add green onions & simmer a further 2 minutes. Serve at once otherwise the green onions will lose their colour.