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Grilled Eggplant Slices

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Grilled Eggplant Slices


Eggplants are a family favourite at my place and also, hold the distinction of being one of the few veggies I would eat without a fuss as a child 😊 Unfortunately they aren’t very photogenic once cooked….

Grilled, or baked, or pan roasted, this is a scrumptious way of cooking eggplants to eat with hot Rotis or, to use as a sandwich filling. They taste moreish dredged in a chickpea/ gram flour/ Besan and spice mix and appeal to everyone, #NoLeftovers!

To make we need,

  • Eggplant, large – 1
  • Gram Flour – 1/2 cup
  • Hot Red Chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dried Raw Mango powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil – 2 tablespoons


  1. In a medium mixing bowl add the chilli powder, salt, turmeric and dried raw mango powder and mix well.
  2. Slice the eggplant into 1/2″ thick rounds and assemble on a large plate/ cutting board.
  3. Sprinkle the spice mix on one side of the eggplant slices and then turn the slices over to sprinkle the other side.
  4. Add the gram flour into a deep bowl.
  5. Heat a thick bottomed flat pan with 2 tablespoons of oil.
  6. Carefully dredge the eggplant slices in the flour and place on the hot pan. The spices cause the eggplant slices to sweat, which makes a batter on dredging it into flour.
  7. Flip over after 2 minutes on medium heat and, keep an eye on them as they cook quickly.

Enjoy warm as is or, as an accompaniment to a main meal!

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I am an enthusiastic plant based home cook and baker who delights in sharing my creations on unsuspecting non vegans, when they least expect it! When not recipe developing, testing or making, I'm found organising and/ or writing, the two other passions of my life ❤️