Sunday, June 27, 2010

Phat Makeua Yao ผัดมะเขือยาว Stir Fried Eggplants With Thai Basil

This dish is not going to win any beauty contest but the taste will certainly win a few hearts. Use Thai long green eggplants if they are available otherwise slender purple varieties will do. You can turn this into a vegetarian dish simply replace fish sauce with light soy. 

serves 4 as part of a Thai meal
you'll need;
6 Asian purple eggplants, cut into chunks
half a bunch of Thai basil, picked (about 1/2 a cup)
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3 bird chilies, chopped
2 tbs of palm sugar
dash of fish sauce*
1/2 cup of stock
* replace fish sauce for a vegetarian version

Cut eggplants and chop garlic and chilies.

Saute garlic and chilies with a little oil for a few seconds.

Throw in the eggplants pieces and fry in the fragrant garlic and chili oil for a minute.

Add stock and seasonings, cover and simmer til tender.

Finally add the Thai basil and check for seasonings.

Serve immediately as part of a Thai meal. Never judge the book by a cover, this is a great example!


  1. oh i love eggplants..boleh makan begitu saja dengan sambal belaca atau direbus or panggang.

  2. Haha it doesn't look that bad. Nice simple dish buddy!

  3. I actually think it looks pretty good...I'm a fan of eggplant though...i'll have to try it...much healthier than the fried eggplant I usually eat.

  4. hi tummy..makcik terlewat singgah..suka eggplant, kalau buat ulam mentah pun suka apa lagi dimasak begini

  5. Wow! Thats a very delicious stir fry...I love eggplants :-)

  6. Easy and delicious stir fry, thanks for sharing this dish..

  7. One of my favourite vegetables!


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