Adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's A Taste of India. It's also quite nice with a bit of okra added.
1. Toast the panch phoran in a hot dry wok for 15-30 seconds; don't burn it. Remove from the wok and grind. Return the powder to the hot, dry wok and cook for 30 seconds, stirring continually. Pour in a big splash of water and mix well.
2. Add the aubergine (and okra if using), mix well and stirfry for 2 minutes.
3. Add the coriander, turmeric and salt. Continue to cook until the aubergine is done to your liking (I like it very soft), stirring often and adding about 1 tbsp water every so often if it looks like it's going to burn.
4. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve.
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This page added 12 Jan 1999 (last altered 21 Jan 1999) - comments and questions to Kake L Pugh (email@example.com).