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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

STEAMED BRINJAL WITH CHILLI BEAN SAUCE

I believe many loves brinjals but put off preparing  a dish with it especially when using stir fry method.   Most times,  the sliced brinjals are deep fried  or more oil is needed to stir fry them.  I,  for one would look for an easier and healthier cooking method.  The best way,  I discovered is by steaming the brinjals with a minced meat paste.

Instead of steaming everything together,  you can  stir fry the minced meat paste ingredients and spread in over the steamed brinjals.   But, this way you would need some oil to fry the meat paste.
This dish is tasty,  delicious and a good dish suitable for both the old and young.  The brinjals look firm but it is soft and sweet.
Add seasoning sparingly as the soybean post are sometimes quite salty.
Ingredients
[serves 2]
Steaming Minced Meat Paste [combine well]
100 gm minced meat
1 tbsp chilli bean paste or minced soybean paste
1 tbsp chopped red chilli [keep some for garnishing]
1 tbsp each chopped garlic and ginger
1 tbsp chopped spring onions [for garnishing]
Dash of sugar
Other  Ingredients
1 medium size brinjal – washed and cut ½ inch rounds
  1. Mix and combine the minced meat paste ingredients well. 
  2. Arrange sliced brinjals on a steaming plate.  Top each piece with some minced meat paste. 
  3. Steamed over boiling water for 15-20 minutes or until the brinjals are soft and meat paste is cooked through.Remove from steamer and sprinkle some chopped spring onions and red chilli.
Note:  Tastes the minced meat paste before adding seasoning.  Some chilli bean paste or soybean paste are salty.  Season sparingly with sugar or msg.

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