Garam Masala Eggplant Chips with Cilantro Mint Raita


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Garam Masala Eggplant Chips with Cilantro Mint Raita

 

Finding healthy snack options isn’t always easy and more often than not, I find myself shoveling yet another handful of peanuts into my mouth to stave off hunger.  But I’ve discovered that a number of vegetables crisp up nicely when oven-baked and can be a great substitute for potato chips. 

Eggplants are perfect for it, especially if you salt them beforehand to remove some moisture.  Garam masala can be found in the International aisle of many grocery stores, or you can mix up some of your own at home.  It’s a fantastic way to spice up the eggplant chips.

Ingredients:

Chips:

2 japanese eggplants

1 tbsp salt

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp garam masala

additional salt to taste

 

Raita:

1/2 cup plain yogurt

2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

2 tbsp chopped fresh mint

1 tsp ground cumin

salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Cut eggplant into 1/4 inch slices and lie in a single layer on a large parchment-lined baking sheet (you may need two baking sheets).

Sprinkle with salt and let sit for an hour to remove some moisture. Blot dry with a paper towel.

 

Preheat oven to 350F.

 

In a small bowl, combine olive oil and garam masala. Brush both sides of each eggplant slice with the oil mixture and place back on baking sheets.

Bake 20 to 30 minutes, or until slices are crisp and browned but not burnt. Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional salt to taste.

Serve warm.

 

For the raita, whisk yogurt, cilantro, mint and cumin together in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve alongside eggplant chips.

Nutrition Info: Each serving (with raita) has 8g of carbs and 1.5g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 6.5 g.
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Comments (3)

  1. Rebecca at

    This sounds delicious.  I just bought some garam massala for a different recipe, and was wondering what I should make next!  Thank you.

  2. dawn at

    Hi Carolyn!  I came to your site for the eggplant chip recipe (I haven’t told you how much I enjoy it and how helpful it is to with our CSA loot).  Well you’re current recipe for the grilled carrots arugula salad (may not be saying it correctly) is going to help me use up this weeks share as well as the Japanese eggplant!

     

  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities at

    Deliciousness! :) Oh eggplant, you’re so yummy!

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