Thai Basil Eggplant

Thai Basil Eggplant
  • Yield : 2
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m

Spicy Thai basil eggplant makes a great appetizer with dinner or a light lunch. Basic ingredients make this Thai recipe a quick on to stir-fry together in less than 30 minutes. The recipe can be tweaked for your enjoyment. A little more Thai chili pepper to make it really hot or possibly some extra Thai basil to really add some flavor. Either way this quick Thai recipe is a winner!


  • Eggplants - 2 pieces
  • Fish Sauce - 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic Cloves - 2 chopped
  • Thai Basil - 1 bunch of leaves
  • Sugar - 1 tablespoon
  • Chili Peppers - 2 pieces
  • Cooking Oil - 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Chop garlic and slice chili peppers. Pick the leaves from the stem of the Thai basil.

Step 2

Preheat the sauce pan and add oil, chili peppers and garlic. Stir until the garlic turn golden brown.

Step 3

Add chopped eggplant and stir for a while. Then add a cup of water, cover the sauce pan and leave for 5 minutes until eggplants will be ready turning from white to translucent.

Step 4

Add fish sauce and sugar and stir. Add Thai basil and quickly stir to heat the basil, so that it does not lose its natural color.

Step 5

Remove from the fire and serve while hot with Thai jasmine rice.

Thai Basil Eggplant

Thai food fanatic! Worked in a Thai restaurant for over 8 years and enjoys spending time in Thailand.

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