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West Indian spiced aubergine curry served in a pan

West Indian spiced aubergine curry

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Make the most of aubergines with this vegan curry. Low in fat yet packed with flavour, you can serve it with rice or roti

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal157
low infat9g
saturates1g
carbs13g
sugars12g
fibre7g
protein4g
salt2.5g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 large aubergine
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • ½ green chilli , finely chopped
  • 1cm piece ginger , peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • ½-1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 3 spring onions , chopped
  • ½ bunch of coriander , shredded
  • cooked rice , natural yogurt, roti and lime wedges, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mix the dry spices and 1 tsp salt together in a bowl and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Slice the aubergine into 1cm rounds, then score both sides of each round with the tip of a sharp knife. Rub with the spice mix until well coated (you should use all of the mix), then transfer to a board. Put 150ml water in the empty spice bowl with the tomato purée, chilli, ginger and sugar. Set aside.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and arrange the aubergine in the pan, overlapping the rounds if needed. Fry for 5 mins on each side, or until golden. Add the liquid mix from the bowl, bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 15-20 mins, turning the aubergine occasionally until it’s cooked through. If it seems dry, you may need to add up to 100ml more water to make it saucier. Season.

  • STEP 4

    Scatter over the spring onions and coriander, and serve with rice, yogurt, roti and lime wedges for squeezing over.

RECIPE TIPS
AUBERGINE & CHICKPEA CURRY

To stretch out leftover aubergine curry, heat with a 400g can chickpeas, drained, until warmed through. Scatter with chopped coriander, if you have any.

Goes well with

Recipe from May 2020, May 2020

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