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a pot of aubergine curry garnished with cilantro and pickled onion
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Aubergine Curry

A super creamy Aubergine Curry packed with perfectly balanced flavors and a touch of spice. This filling and comforting eggplant curry is certain to satisfy your comfort food cravings! Vegan and gluten-free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time27 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Entrées, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • Cumin Seeds
  • Tomato Paste
  • Coconut Milk


  • 2 tablespoons coconut or avocado oil
  • 2 aubergines (eggplants) cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 white or yellow onion diced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2" knob fresh ginger root grated or minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 13.5-ounce can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 13.5-ounce can water I simply fill the coconut milk can with water!
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • sea salt or pink salt to taste


  • In a large pot or pan heat oil over medium-high heat. Add aubergine/eggplant. Saute for 7 minutes. Set aubergine/eggplant aside.
  • To the same pan add garlic, ginger and onion. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Return the eggplant to the pan. Add tomato paste, curry powder, coconut sugar, cumin seeds, coriander, garam masala and red chili flakes. Stir until all is well incorporated.
  • Add coconut milk and water. Turn heat to high, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes or until a nice creamy consistency is achieved.
  • Turn off heat and stir in cilantro. Salt to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy!



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Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 696mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg