This is an easy, throw together recipe that only requires two major ingredients and a fully loaded spice cabinet. You can, of course, get creative on the spices but this can give you an idea of where to start.
Eggplant in Spicy Yogurt Sauce
1 large eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
canola oil spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
For the spice rub, combine all spices in a small bowl.
Spread some aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Place eggplants on sheet and spray one side with canola spray.
Sprinkle some of the spice rub on each eggplant. Flip eggplant over and repeat with canola spray and spices.
Bake until golden brown or cooked to your preferred “doneness” – about 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine yogurt and the rest of spices.
Drizzle on cooked eggplant and serve.