Grilled aubergines with spicy chickpeas & walnut sauce

Grilled aubergines with spicy chickpeas & walnut sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This vegetarian dish is packed full of great textures and tastes - smoky aubergine, nutty chickpeas and earthy walnuts

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
640
protein
22g
carbs
39g
fat
45g
saturates
10g
fibre
13g
sugar
16g
salt
0.9g

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2cm piece ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp each ground cumin, coriander and cinnamon
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 200g tomatoes, chopped
  • juice ½ lemon
  • 2 aubergines, sliced lengthways

For the walnut sauce

  • 200g tub Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 25g walnuts, chopped
  • handful coriander leaves, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add the onion and fry until soft and lightly browned, about 10 mins. Add the chilli, ginger and spices and mix well. Stir in the chickpeas, tomatoes and 5 tbsp water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins. Add a little salt and pepper and the lemon juice.
  2. Arrange the aubergines over a grill pan. Brush lightly with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then grill until golden. Flip them over, brush again with oil, season and grill again until tender and golden.
  3. Mix the yogurt with the garlic, most of the walnuts and coriander and a little salt and pepper. Arrange the aubergine slices over a warm platter and spoon over the chickpea mix. Drizzle with the walnut sauce and scatter with the remaining walnuts and coriander.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2010

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charlit's picture
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Wow! This is absolutely delicious! The only small changes I made were that I salted the aubergine slices and allowed them to drain for a while, and then rinsed them and patted them dry before grilling, and that I veganized it by using strained unsweetened soy yogurt in stead of dairy. Love it!!!

ilagrieco's picture
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delicious, even my fussy 5yo loved it!

littlemissmaccas's picture
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This was so lovely, amazing flavours. I didn't have walnuts so used hazelnuts but it still worked well, I will be doing this again and can't wait to do this for friends Nom Nom Nom!

bigceegee's picture
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Absolutely fantastic and that comes from a die hard carnivore!

smithkat's picture
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Absolutely delicious.

mairi-claire's picture
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This is a delicious hearty meal. My husband who isn't wild about aubergines really enjoyed it!

lizwigg's picture
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Made this last week, is a really lovely dish, did't take 50 minutes though, only half an hour. Put cashew nuts in the sauce instead of walnuts and it was still lovely. Recommended!

thynk2much's picture
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Very easy and really luxurious!

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