I can’t decide what to call this dish and let me tell you why. I had a notion earlier to go on a little Chinese culinary journey. I’m not usually mad about Chinese food but I went ahead and started searching through recipes till I found this one, Di San Xian. To my surprise I found it is very similar to a Mauritian dish called Brinjel Pomme de Terre Toufe. I’ve never used a wok to make anything except stir fries, have you? Well I thought I’d give the Chinese Di San Xian a try but when I started making it I found myself using the Mauritian method. Auto Pilot. Unfortunately I was nearly finished before I realized the Chinese Di San Xian has soy sauce in it. Ah well, I added it at the end anyway.
Chinese DiSanXian or Brinjel Pomme de Terre toufé
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1 Eggplant chopped
2 medium Potatoes chopped
2 table spoon olive Oil
Salt to taste
1 chopped Onion
2 Dry Chillies
1 tea spoon Garlic Paste
2 plum Tomato chopped
1 table spoon Soy sauce
Spring onion for garnish
- Heat a wok with oil.
- Add Onion and dry chilli and sauté.
- Add potatoes. Season with salt.
- Cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add eggplants,garlic paste and the tomatoes and cook for 5-7 minutes or until potatoes and eggplants are cooked. Add the soy sauce, give it a quick stir then allow to cook for 2 more minutes.
- Serve with boiled rice, bread or naan bread.