Cooking with farm fresh ingredients (not from a can) goes a long way, specially in summer we have all the access to the fresh produce. Not only they are more delicious, but also more nutritious! Plus you do not get the nasty preservatives and additives. It is clean!
COURTESY OF BONAPPETIT INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons coconut or canola oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 medium onion, chopped
Fine sea salt
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 cup water or broth
2 large tomatoes, grated on a large grate, with juices reserved
1¼ pounds eggplant, cut into ½-inch cubes (about 5 cups)
1¼ cups drained cooked chickpeas
4 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus more
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons unsweetened flaked coconut
1 cup coarsely chopped mint leaves
¼ cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
Plain yogurt (for serving)
1. Heat oil over medium-high in a large skillet or Dutch oven. Add cumin and mustard seeds and cook 30 seconds, then add garlic and ginger. Stir constantly until garlic just begins to brown, about 1 minute, then stir in onion and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in turmeric and cayenne. Transfer to your VITACLAY
2. Pour in tomatoes and their juices into your VITACLAY pot. Add eggplant, chickpeas, 1 cup water, and a pinch of salt, stir
3. Set on “”STEW” or “FAST” for 30 minutes or until eggplant is tender.
4. At end of cooking, add jalapeño, shallot, lime juice, and honey. Fold in coconut, mint, and cilantro. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, and lime juice. Top with a dollop of yogurt before serving.
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