This recipe is an appetizer and digestive in nature. It increases the digestive fire, thus it is eaten as starter.

Neem pacifies pitta and kapha but increases vata dosha. Eggplant increases kapha and pitta and pacifies vata dosha. Thus, this recipe pacifies all the doshas.


1 cup of fresh Neem Leaves
1 cup of eggplant – small pcs
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of turmeric powder


Simply fry the neem leaves, without oil, and crush them. Heat a pan and add oil. After tempering it, add cumin seeds. When they turn brown, add brinjal pcs. Add salt and turmeric powder and cook all together. When the mixture turns soft, add the crushed neem leaves and mix. Serve it with rice as a starter.