Easy Summer 30 minutes Vegetarian Dish - Farm Fresh Spicy Chickpea Eggplant Curry (Video Recipe)

Easy Summer 30 minutes Vegetarian Dish - Farm Fresh Spicy Chickpea Eggplant Curry (Video Recipe)

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! 


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

1┬╝ pounds eggplant, cut into ┬Ż-inch cubes (about 5 cups)

1┬╝ cups drained cooked chickpeas

4 teaspoons finely chopped jalape├▒o

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

┬╝ 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 ÔÇťÔÇŁSTEWÔÇŁ or ÔÇťFASTÔÇŁ for 30 minutes or until eggplant is tender.

4. At end of cooking, add jalape├▒o, 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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