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Eggplant Curry Shopping Tips

Indian food is loaded with many herbs and spices. Make sure you have a stocked spice cabinet and a big appetite.

Eggplant Curry Cooking Tips

As delicious as Indian food is, the smells are strong and they linger. Make sure to have your stove vents running and a window open if you don't want your furniture to smell like spices for a week.

Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry Recipe

Give this Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry a try for lunch or dinner. It is a delicious curry from Sri Lanka packed with tanginess and gentle spices and makes a great side dish along with parotta, phulka or even ghee rice.

Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry Recipe is a classic dish that is made in most of the households in Sri Lanka. This Eggplant Curry is just what you need for a cold, snowy day – it warms you up with all the spices and the richness. It is super easy is to make, yet has all the flavors and warmth of a traditional Sri Lankan dish.

Serve Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry along with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha and Burani Raita for your everyday meal.

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  • 2 large eggplants (about 1 pound each), cut into 1-inch cubes (8 cups)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 cups chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 medium plum tomatoes, diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk, well shaken
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • Fresh cilantro and lime wedges for serving

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Toss eggplant, pepper, 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt on the prepared baking sheet. Roast until the eggplant is tender, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion cook, stirring often, until just softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in curry paste, garlic and ginger cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, chickpeas, coconut milk and the remaining 1 1/4 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly, about 15 minutes.

Stir the roasted eggplant into the curry mixture. Serve over cooked rice with cilantro and lime wedges.

Indian Eggplant Curry (Bhaingan Bharta)

Classic Indian Eggplant Curry is easy to make, vegan and delicious


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 (1.5-inch piece) ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 habanero chilies, finely chopped*
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 large eggplant, roasted
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh green peas
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the eggplant in half length-wise, drizzle some oil on the flesh (so that it doesn&rsquot stick to the baking sheet) and place the halves on a baking sheet flesh-side down. Roast 40-50 minutes or until the skin is brown and pulling away from the flesh. The eggplant flesh should now be darker and appear wet. (You can also roast the eggplant by wrapping the whole thing in foil and putting in the oven, but this method takes much longer).
  2. If you&rsquore serving the dish over rice, prepare the rice while the eggplant is roasting. I steamed one cup of dry brown rice, which was the perfect portion to go with the eggplant.
  3. While the eggplant is roasting, begin preparing the curry. Heat the oil to medium high and add the cumin seeds. Toast the seeds for two minutes then add the ginger. Sauté 3 to 5 minutes until very fragrant, then reduce heat to medium and add the chopped onion. Sauté about 3 minutes before adding the garlic, habaneros, ground cumin, garam masala, and turmeric. Cook until onion is translucent, about another 8 minutes. If using frozen peas, add them now.
  4. Once eggplant is finished roasting, allow it to cool enough to handle and peel the skin off (it should come right off). Place the flesh in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the eggplant to the rest of the ingredients, reduce the heat if necessary and cook 5 minutes. Add the tomato (and the green peas if using fresh or canned peas), cover and allow to cook another 5 &ndash 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Perform a taste test and add salt as necessary. Serve over brown or basmati rice!


*Choose your heat level. I removed the seeds from one of the habaneros, but kept the seeds in one of them. If you don&rsquot like spicy food, don&rsquot use habaneros &ndash try jalapenos and remove all the seeds or leave peppers/chilies out entirely.

Nutrition Facts calculated for curry only (not including rice)

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Saturday 29th of August 2020

Thanks Julia for the recipe! You are mentioning that Garam Masala and asafetida can be used. Would they be in addition to the current spice OR a replacement of current spice? Also, what would be the approx quantity?

Saturday 29th of August 2020

You can replace the cumin and turmeric with 2 teaspoons of Garam Masala and 1/2 teaspoon of Asafetida. If you love a lot of flavor, you can keep the cumin seeds and turmeric and simply add in the 2 tsp garam and 1/2 tsp asafetida. Hope you enjoy! xoxo

Wednesday 6th of May 2020

yum that was a great and easy meal to create!

So happy to hear it, Diana! xo

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Aubergine Curry – Eggplant Curry

Still confused? Us too, don’t worry. The simple fact is that aubergines and eggplants are the same thing – with different names.

In North America and Australia they’re known as eggplants. In Europe and the UK they’re known as aubergines. They get called the same and different across the world!

I’m from Britain and living in Europe so I’ll stick with aubergine. Though I did once have a job picking eggplants in Australia. It was tough. And hot. Did I mention tough?

Whatever we call them, Aubergine curry is a fantastic addition to our ever-growing collection of curry recipes. We love curry, and Kat can usually be found developing new varieties.

This one is our newest love. Not only is eggplant a great ‘filler’ (important for replacing ‘missing’ meat), they’re really easy to flavour.

They’re also really nutritious. In a nutshell they’re full of fiber, B1 and B6 vitamins, antioxidants and various minerals including copper, manganese and copper.

Step By Step Instructions

Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet (make sure it has high sides) or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and ginger and cook for 2-3 minutes, until it starts to lightly brown.

Add the ground spices (cumin, coriander, cinnamon, garam masala, cayenne and turmeric) and cook for another 1-2 minutes, stirring often to avoid burning.

**For the best flavor, I like to take the time to toast the cumin and coriander, then grind it with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Buy a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.

Add the eggplant, tomatoes, chickpeas and salt and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Add the coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes, until sauce has become thickened.

Serve with basmati rice and naan, roti, paratha or any other flatbread.

Variations and Serving Options

  • Add one cubed potato (small cubes) in with the onions. You can also use a sweet potato.
  • Serve it with brown basmati rice or even quinoa for a healthier option.
  • Add 1-2 cups of fresh spinach with the tomatoes and coconut milk.
  • Add other vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, cauliflower or peas.
  • Serve it with chutney - try this Tomato Chutney, Apple Chutney or Mango Chutney.

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Filled with a trio of cheeses, a mouthwatering homemade red sauce and crispy fried eggplant rounds, Alex Guarnaschelli's vegetarian dish gives any meat-filled Parm a run for its money. She admits she'd eat this for her last meal on Earth &mdash how can you argue with that?

Grilled Eggplant with Marinated Feta

We love just about any veggie when grilled, eggplant included. Here, it&rsquos topped with feta (that&rsquos been marinated in herbs and pepper flakes) for a nice, salty balance to the otherwise rich and smoky flavor.

No-Fry Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan

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The Best Ratatouille

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Eggplant Parmesan

The layers of eggplant, Parmesan, mozzarella and marinara in this dish are definitely crave-worthy, but you'll love the quick marinara so much we know you'll be making it again and again. You can keep it in the fridge for up to three days or store in the freezer for two months.


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Healthy Eggplant and Kale Parmesan

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Smashed Chickpea and Eggplant Pressed Sandwich

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Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

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Grilled eggplant adds a surprisingly delicious flavor to Valerie Bertinelli's eggplant Parm, just when we thought the cheesy classic couldn't get any better.

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Eggplant Parmigiana

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Jeff Mauro throws together an easy and crispy eggplant Parmesan that can feed a dozen people. Best of all, it comes together in only 30 minutes.

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Crispy Eggplant Parmesan

If you're not into frying, this recipe is for you &mdash just bread and bake the eggplant to perfection. Once the slices are crispy, layer them with sauce and mozzarella, then broil till the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Watch The Video on How to Make Eggplant and Chickpea Curry

I came up with this chickpea curry recipe one night when my husband was craving Indian food. All I had to work with were the ingredients and spices I had in my fridge and pantry, and it turned out delicious! I made my own spice mix using the following spices:

  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cinnamon
  • Black pepper
  • Cardamom

If you like a creamier, richer sauce, you can add coconut milk, just as we did for our Braised Curried Kale recipe. You can use other vegetables as well, such as cauliflower or sweet potatoes. Just make sure to cook them until tender before adding them to the sauce.

  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon yellow, red or green curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound eggplant, peeled if desired and cubed (½-inch)
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp (16-20 count), halved
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil and/or cilantro
  • Lime wedges for serving

Whisk coconut milk, curry paste and garlic powder in a large saucepan. Add eggplant and scallions bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook for 6 minutes. Add shrimp, cover and continue cooking until the shrimp are just cooked through and the eggplant is tender, about 4 minutes more. Stir in basil (and/or cilantro) and serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Eggplant Curry


  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin , ground
  • 1 teaspoon coriander , ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 eggplant , small, cubed
  • 1 cup broccoli , chopped (optional)
  • 1 red pepper , seeded & chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup carrots , sliced
  • 2 cups vegetable stock



Tried this recipe? Let us know how it was!

The recipe serves four, but can easily be multiplied to serve more.

The broccoli and red pepper are optional in this recipe. You can use all eggplant if you want. The broccoli adds flavor, the red pepper adds some nice color and of course, both provide added nutritional value.

This curried eggplant recipe is wonderfully tasty but not hot. Add dried red chili flakes if you want to amp up the heat.

A vegetable curry recipe like this one would be a great part of an Indian themed meal, or served it on it’s own with brown rice or quinoa. Add even more protein to your meal by pairing it with Indian lentils and rice.

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Thai Eggplant Curry

I went food shopping last week fully intending to make a hearty Thai chicken or pork curry for dinner. Then I saw all these eggplants and my intentions went out the window.

I realized I didn't cook with eggplants often enough. There were only two dishes in my repertoire that utilized eggplants, ratatouille and Sichuan "Fish-Fragrant" Eggplant. It was about time to add a third, especially when sitting inches away from the eggplants was a bin of gorgeous Thai basil bunches.

This recipe is so quick and easy to throw together that it can become a weeknight standby. The eggplant takes only about 9 or 10 minutes to cook, and it acts as a sponge for the tasty sauce of red curry paste, garlic, ginger, coconut milk, fish sauce and brown sugar. You can also make the dish fully vegetarian by substituting soy sauce for the fish sauce, but I love the earthiness that the fish sauce adds. The Thai basil goes in towards the end, but lends a great deep flavor to the rest of the dish.


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