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Eggplant in Tamarind Broth Recipe – Resep Asam Terong

Eggplant in Tamarind Broth Recipe - Resep Asam Terong

Eggplant in Tamarind Broth Recipe – Resep Asam Terong

A simple and quick vegetable dish that enhances the taste of eggplants.

Ingredients :

  • 2–3 red finger-length chilies, deseeded and sliced
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 cups (500 ml) water
  • 2–3 slender eggplants (1 lb/ 500 g), halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind juice
  • 1 ripe tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoons shaved palm sugar or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Garnishes

  • Crispy Fried Shallots
  • 2 tablespoons sliced Chinese celery leaves
  • 1 spring onion, sliced

Method :

  1. Prepare the Crispy Fried Shallots by following.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the sliced chili, shallot, garlic and water to a boil over medium heat, then simmer uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the eggplants and tamarind, and simmer until half cooked, about 2 minutes. Add the tomato and sugar, and simmer until the tomato is soft, about 2 minutes. Season with the salt and remove from the heat.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot, garnished with Crispy Fried Shallots, celery leaves and spring onion.

Serves 4
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins

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Source :
The Food of Indonesia
Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands
by Heinz von Holzen & Lother Arsana
photos by Heinz von Holzen

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See also Indonesian Recipe “Classic Grilled Chicken Recipe – Resep Ayam Panggang”