This is a dish easily available in Indonesia. Different states have different ways of cooking the chile topping - some use tomatoes, some use tamarind. There are no hard and fast rules in making this simple yet tasty vegetable dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place chile peppers, onion, tomato, and garlic in a food processor. Pulse briefly until coarsely chopped.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over low heat until shimmering. Arrange half the eggplant in a single layer and pan-fry until slightly browned and soft, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving dish. Repeat with 2 tablespoons oil and remaining eggplant.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the same skillet. Add chile mixture; cook and stir until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in sugar and salt. Spoon chile mixture over eggplant.

Cook's Note:

Pound the chile mixture using a mortar and pestle instead of a food processor if desired.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 26.6g; fat 17.9g; sodium 593.8mg. Full Nutrition
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