Vegan Aubergine and chickpea curry

    Rob Harris posted in Vegan

    47w ago

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    - I enjoyed this with some Toro Loco - lovely organic vegan wine.

    This was stunning! I started off by cutting an aubergine into small cubes adding salt to them and leaving them for 20 minutes to draw the moisture out. Then I toasted some spices - cardamon pods, cloves, a stick of cinnamon, cumin seeds, fennel seeds and garam masala. Then bash them to a powder in a pestle and mortar and remove the cardamon husk and add smoked paprika and chilli powder.

    I rinsed and dried the aubergine in a tea towel, poured some vegetable oil into a frying pan and put the aubergine in with half the spice mixture, then fried for about eight minutes. While that's going on a finely chop an onion, some garlic, green chilli and grate some ginger. Remove the aubergine from the pan and set it aside.

    Then onto the last stage, I fry the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and remaining spice mixture until softened, then I add a few diced tomatoes. Add a tin of chick peas, veg stock and simmer for a while before adding coconut milk and putting the aubergines back in, throw some spinach on top and put a lid on for one minute, stir it in and serve with basmati rice, lime wedges, and coriander.
    Happy veganuary!

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    Comments (18)

    • Dad this smelled disgusting

        10 months ago
    • Chickpeas AND eggplant. I seriously cannot comprehend any way you could make a dish more disgusting, Rob.

        10 months ago
      • I could do with some butternut squash to be honest 😀

          10 months ago
      • At least you didn't say pinenuts.

        Because yes, I just thought of a way it could be worse.

          10 months ago
    • Absolutely stunning

        10 months ago
    • I would try that. Not because its vegan just because it sounds good.

        10 months ago
    • That looks delicious

        10 months ago
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