Eggplant, chickpea & spinach curry
Indian Eggplant, chickpea, tomato & spinach curry served with pilau rice and our homemade cilantro & coconut chutney
Shelf-life: Day of delivery plus 4 days
490 calories per serving
Vegetarian, Vegan, Mediterranean diet, Gluten free, Dairy free, High in fibre
Curry, rice & chutney suitable for home freezing
For best results microwave
- Remove spinach & chutney from wooden tray. Open the bag of pilau rice and tip into the empty wooden tray.
- Remove lid from pot of curry, place back on loosely, microwave on high for 2 minutes, remove, stir well. Add the spinach to the pot of curry, mix into sauce. Place pot of curry with spinach back into the microwave with the tray of rice and microwave both together for a further 2 minutes until piping hot.
- Serve the curry & the rice with the cilantro & coconut chutney.
Eggplant, tomatoes, Onion, chickpeas, Basmati rice, Cauliflower, Sunflower oil, Spinach, Vegetable stock, Ginger, Garlic, Red onion, Tomato puree, Cilantro, Desiccated coconut, Salt, Lime juice, Mint, Brown sugar, Garam masala, Cumin seeds, Chilli powder, Turmeric, Coriander seeds, Nigella seeds, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cumin, Curry leaves, Paprika, Black pepper, Fenugreek, Red chilli flakes, Cloves
Calories 490, Fat 21g, Saturated fat 4g, Carbohydrates 64g, Total sugars 14g, Protein 10g, Fibre 11g, Sodium 940mg
I wanted to love this, and expected to, and was happy in advance to have a flavorful plant-based dinner available, but it didn't measure up. Flavors were good, but the eggplant dice wasn't cooked, and didn't cook/soften by heating up in the microwave. The majority of the pieces were tough. Nothing beats a good silky eggplant dish (think Ottolenghi's roasted eggplant recipes). This wasn't it.
Flavor is very smooth and eggplant is perfectly prepared. My husband loves this meal.. I am not a big stew fan but I like this, and it is the flavor and ease of prep..
I’m the outlier but guess I just don’t like eggplant prepared this way. I usually have eggplant roasted and not in chunks like this :-/ I didn’t love the flavors either — some spice is a little too strong. I didn’t find the chutney was needed either and added a strange contradicting flavor that didn’t work in my opinion. I haven’t found I like any of the Indian style dishes but the good news is there are plenty of great other choices!
This is one of our favorites. I fry up some naan as an accompaniment. Hubs loves chickpeas, and loves this dish, even though he is a meat lover :-D. Balance of flavors is nice. Rice was fluffy and a great side. I added a smidge of red pepper flakes for a bit of a kick. It is mild.
This dish was very tasty. Our first time trying something like this. Well balanced flavors, just a touch of heat and delicious. Good size portions.