February 10, 2010

Chicken and Eggplant Stir-fry

A delicious combination that can be put together in no time.It smells so good while you're making it. The soft flesh of the eggplant absorbs all the flavors of the spices and pairs perfectly with the chicken.

Preparation time:15 minutes
Total cooking time:20 minutes
Serves 4

Oil,for cooking
1 onion,finely chopped
500g(1lb) eggplant,cut into thin slices like french fries
600g(11/4lb) chicken fillet,cut diagonally into thin slices
2 cloves garlic,finely chopped
2 small red chili,seeded and finely chopped
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup thick coconut cream
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
lemon wedges,to serve

1.Heat the wok with 2 tsp of oil.Stir-fry the onions until golden.Remove and set aside.
2.Add 1 tbsp oil and cook the eggplant in the same wok until golden brown.Remove and drain on a paper towel.
3.Again add 2 tsp of oil and stir-fry the chicken until browned and cooked.
4.Return the onions,eggplant.Along with garlic,chili and spices and cook for 1minute.Pour in the coconut cream and bring to a boil.
5.Stir in the fresh herbs and season with salt and pepper.Serve with the lemon wedge.
Protein 35g;Fat 30g;Carbohydrate 7g;Dietary Fibre 5g;Cholesterol 100mg;1775kJ(425cal)

VARIATION:Can substitute 2 tsp of chili powder instead of fresh red chillies.
HINT:Stir-fry the chicken and eggplant in batches if necessary,to prevent it stewing.

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