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Eggplants stir-fry with basil

Recipe for Vegan eggplant stir fry with Basil

Vegan compatible stir fry dish with eggplant and basil, this will be an easy side dish to give your meal plenty of flavor and savory sweetness.
Course Side
Keyword Stir fried egg plant
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Victoria


  • 2 large eggplants any kind
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 sprig basil
  • 1 shallot onion
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • salt & ground pepper
  • 0.5 Tbsp roasted sesame seed optional


  • (Optional)To enhance the flavor: wash, pierce along the body and roast the eggplants over charcoal or oven (450F for 20-30 minutes)
  • Cut eggplants into 1-inch thick chunks across their length.
  • Finely slice shallot, chop basil too or leave whole as is.
  • In a large sauce pan or skillet over medium high heat, add 1 Tbsp veggies oil. Tilt and twirl to coat surface.
  • When oil is hot, add shallot, stir until soft and translucent.
  • Now add in eggplants, stir for 30 seconds  or so to cook the outside then add soy sauce to flavor.
  • When the soy sauce is fully covered and brown all eggplant chunks, add water or broth. Stir well to mix.
  • Cook and stir frequently when almost all liquid is reduced, adjust seasoning to taste with some salt and ground pepper if need.
  • Add basil. Stir well to mix and cook until basil pieces are wilt.
  • Transfer to plate, sprinkle some roasted sesame if desired. Serve hot immediately.