Saturday, 11 May 2013

Aubergine curry

We had a few aubergines to use up - so I thought why not make an aubergine curry for dinner! My dad loved it, which means it must have been good alhamdulilah :D lol

  • Skill level:
  • Serves: 5-7 people
  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Cooking time: 15 mins
What you will need:

2 large aubergines
Vegetable oil
salt to sprinkle over aubergines
1 bulb of garlic
1 big piece of ginger, peeled and cut into cubes
2 chillis, cut into pieces
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp water
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
Optional: coriander and mint to garnish

How to make:

1) Cut the aubergine in half, then in thick slices, and cut that in half. Sprinkle the slices with salt and set aside over a colander for 5 mins

2) Pour some oil in a shallow plate, take each aubergine piece, dip it in the oil either side, then fry in a deep non-stick pan over medium/high heat, until browned either side, then place onto kitchen paper to absorb excess oil

3) Place the garlic, ginger, chillis and water into a food processor until it forms into a smooth paste

3) Place the vegetable oil into the pot, then add the cumin and fennel seeds, once they start to sizzle (after a few seconds), add the garlic/ginger paste and leave to fry for 2-3 minutes

4) Add the coriander and turmeric powder, fry for a minute, then add the can of chopped tomato, water, black pepper and salt. Cover and leave to simmer for 10 minutes until it has reduced and thickened

5) Add the aubergine pieces, mix gently, then leave for a further 5 minutes before serving (with optional garnish of chopped coriander and mint)

My sis plated this up :)

This made the whole home smell delicious, and really was lovely mashAllah. Nice and easy, and will impress any aubergine lover. Enjoy :)


  1. yum! looks delicious - great meat free option!