Toasted Spice Eggplant

Number of Servings: 4 (271 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Toasted Spice Eggplant

You can either grill or broil the eggplant in this complex and delicious dish–don’t let the absence of grilling weather slow you down!  The rich, Indian spices are quickly toasted in a large frying pan to develop and deepen their flavors.


  • 1 large eggplant, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. mustard seed
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • ½ tsp. curry powder
  • ⅛ tsp. ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Tbsp. light molasses
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Prepare a grill or broiler to high. Lightly oil a grill rack or broiler pan. Grill or broil the eggplant, turning once, until the eggplant is tender and browned (5 minutes per side). Set aside and keep warm.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the first seven spices. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the spice mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant (30 seconds).
  3. Add the onion and sauté until soft and translucent (4-5 minutes).
  4. Add the tomatoes, molasses, garlic and vinegar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened (4-5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Top the eggplant with the sauce and garnish with cilantro to serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 271 g

Amount per serving
Calories 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 12g
Includes 4g Added Sugars 8%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 45.1mg 4%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 675mg 15%
Vitamin A 34mcg 4%
Vitamin C 15.3mg 15%
Vitamin E 1.5mg 15%
Vitamin K 15.3mcg 15%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 2.1mg 15%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 52.4mcg 13%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 3.5mcg 10%
Chloride 48.1mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 71.2mg 6%
Iodine 0.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 48.9mg 10%
Zinc 0.5mg 0%
Selenium 2.8mcg 6%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.7mg 30%
Chromium 0.6mcg 2%
Molybdenum 12.9mcg 30%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Eggplant, Tomatoes, Onion, Molasses, Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Garlic, Mustard Seeds, Salt, Cilantro, Cumin, Curry Powder (spices, Turmeric, Garlic, Silicon Dioxide), Coriander, Black Pepper, Ground Nutmeg, Ground Cloves, Ginger.

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