Prick the eggplant in several places and then microwave until soft
- 1-1.5 lb eggplant
- 1 onion - chopped
- 1 tomato chopped, or 1 tbsp tomato paste or 1 tsp tamarind paste
- 1 tsp cumin seed
- 1 jalapeno - chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp red pepper
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
Wait until cool enough to handle.
Scrape all the flesh out and mash.
Heat oil over medium heat, when hot, add cumin seeds.
When they sizzle, add all other ingredients.
Stir well to mix.
Cook over med-low for about 15 minutes.