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Schezwan {Szechuan} Eggplant Stir Fry in Anolon Pan

Schezwan {Szechuan} Eggplant Stir Fry in Anolon Pan, easy delicious Asian recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Asian / Chinese
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Sonal Gupta @ simplyvegetarian777

Ingredients

  • Baby Eggplants - 8 to 10
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece finely minced
  • Garlic - 3 to 4 finley minced
  • Green Onions / Scallions - 5 to 6 white and green part chopped fine and separated
  • Cilantro / Coriander leaves - few leaves for garnish
  • Water - 3/4 cup

Oils & Condiments

  • Sesame Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Vegetable Oil - 1&1/2 tbsp
  • Red chillies dry whole - 2
  • Red chili flakes - 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Kikkoman Soy sauce - 3 tbsp. You may use any brand
  • Brown Sugar - 1 tbsp
  • Rice Vinegar - 1 tbsp . you may use white distilled vinegar instead
  • Corn Starch / Corn Flour - 1 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds - for garnish
  • Salt and Black peper to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the eggplants in 1/2 lengthwise and then slice crosswise into wedges, no more than 1-inch wide.
  • Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil + 1 tbsp Sesame oil to the Analon Pan and heat on medium high heat.
  • Add the eggplant slices in single layer in the pan and sear them on both the sides for about 3-4 minutes, till they become soft an slightly sticky. Once done, take them out on a paper towel in a plate. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add corn starch, brown sugar, soy sauce, and red chili flakes to it with the water. Stir till sugar is dissolved. It will become slurry like.
  • Once eggplants are done, add 1/2 tbsp of vegetable oil and add dry whole chillies, garlic, ginger and white part of the scallions (green onions). Saute on medium high heat for about 30-40 seconds till aromatic.
  • Add the corn flour slurry to the pan and cook on lower heat till sauce thickens.
  • Add the seared eggplant slices and mix well till sauce is coated well.
  • Switch off the heat and garnish with sesame seeds, green part of the scallions and cilantro/coriander leaves.
  • Serve it hot with either noodles or rice of your choice.
  • You can serve it as an appetizer also.