japanese eggplant
(photographed by james piper)

When my aunt cooks anything for you, you’re in for a treat. When my aunt makes her famous eggplant, James could care less about anything else on the table. It’s his absolute favourite and it can outshine anything anyone else has made too. My mom won’t mind me telling you that while she makes this from time to time, my aunt just has the touch when it comes to this one. Hopefully because my aunt actually cooked alongside me when I was recipe-testing and tweaking this as we went, you will have the touch too.

slicing eggplant
(photographed by james piper)

fried eggplant
(photographed by james piper)

curry fixings

(photographed by james piper)

While frying eggplant in batches requires a little patience, it’s not at all hard, nor is any part of this recipe. The eggplant is cooked-through after frying, then simmers to the silkiest state in the curry. I’m willing to bet that it’s unlike anything you’ve had before, and also that regardless of how you feel about eggplant, you’ll become as big a fan of this as James.

fried eggplant curry

This story and the recipe that goes with it can be found in “SRI LANKAN YELLOW RICE FEAST”, ISSUE 010 of Le Sauce Magazine! Get it here: http://www.lesauce.com/app