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Burnt Garlic Eggplant

This vegan Burnt Garlic Eggplant is calling out for you. Its an easy and quick Chinese entrée. Its a perfect weeknight comfort food that is sure to please everyone even the pickiest eater.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword garlic eggplant chinese, garlic eggplant recipe, how to make garlic eggplant, vegan garlic eggplant
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 230kcal
Author Gunjan


  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh garlic
  • 3 cups sliced Chinese eggplant (length wise)
  • 1/2 cup scallions/green onions
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp crushed black pepper
  • salt as per taste (optional)
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds (to garnish)


  • Heat oil in a wok and add garlic. Let it cook in a low flame until golden and crispy.
  • Add eggplants to it and sauté. Cook covered until eggplants are light golden and soft.
  • Add rest of the ingredients and cook uncovered for 3-4 minutes.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve warm with steamed/ brown rice.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2125mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg