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Published: 24th September 2016 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2016 11:57 PM   |  A+A-

Grilled aubergine with Basil vinegrette


● White vinegar: 1 tbsp

● Extra virgin olive oil:

7 tbsp

● Rock salt: 1 tsp

● Coarsely ground black pepper: 1 tsp

● Garlic cloves: 2-3

● Basil leaves: 25

● Seedless olives: 4-5

● Feta cheese: 2 tbsp

● Aubergine: 2 cut in roundels


● Marinade the aubergines with oilve oil and seasoning, and set aside for 20 minutes

● Grill in preheated oven on both sides till little brown and cooked

● Remove from oven

● Meanwhile blend all other ingredients in a blender and liberally drizzle over the grilled aubergines and dot with feta

● Serve warm

Stir Fried Tuna with White Sesame


● Fresh tuna two small fillets

● Sesame seed: 1 cup

● Olive oil: 2 tbsp

● Garlic paste

● Cloves: 2

● Salt to taste

● Black pepper: 1/2 tsp

● Basil vinegrette recipe as in the recipe above


● Rub salt black pepper olive oil and garlic paste on fillets, set aside for 15 minutes

● Dab with sesame seeds so fillets are completely coated

● Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan and saute fillets on both sides till cooked

● Remove from heat, make slices and saute them on both sides again till lightly cooked

● Transfer to serving dish and drizzle the  basil vinegrette and serve hot with mashed potatoes

The author owns the Moti Mahal chain of restaurants

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