8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Sprinkle eggplant slices evenly with 1 tablespoon salt; let stand 1 hour. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.

Step 2

Sauté onion and garlic in hot olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender.

Step 3

Stir in walnuts, curry, and ground cloves; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove walnut mixture from heat; stir in cilantro and next 5 ingredients. Set aside.

Step 4

Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Fry eggplant, in batches, 3 to 5 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.

Step 5

Top each eggplant slice with walnut mixture, and fold in half. Lightly coat each half with walnut mixture.

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