Aubergine With Lentils
Phad Makhua Sai Thua Khiew (6 votes)
1/4 pound lentils
Cover the lentils with boiling water and leave for 2 hours. Drain, cover with fresh water, add salt, bring to the boil and cook, covered for 1/2 hour. Drain.
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces aubergine (eggplant)
4 cloves garlic
1 fresh chili
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
4 tablespoons water
10 mint leaves
Cut the aubergines lengthwise into 4 pieces and then cut these quarters into 2-inch pieces.
Pound the garlic and chili together. Then fry them in the vegetable oil until golden.
Add the lentils, soy sauce, aubergine pieces and water to the garlic and chili in the pan. Continue frying for 2-3 minutes until the aubergine is cooked.
Add the mint leaves, turn the mixture just once with a spoon, and remove from the heat.
Sublime and so easy to make.
Kate, New Zealand
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