Roasted Aubergine and Chickpea Curry
with Toasted Coconut Rice and Yoghurt
Our Roasted Aubergine and Chickpea Curry is a delicious veggie option that makes it easy to eat more veg in your diet and try something new!
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(May contain Celery)
Rogan Josh Curry Paste
North Indian Style Spice Mix
Finely Chopped Tomatoes
Vegetable Stock Paste
Greek Style Natural Yoghurt
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Rice
Sugar for the Sauce
Water for the Sauce
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
Trim the aubergine, then halve lengthways. Chop each half into four long strips, then chop widthways into thirds.
Pop the aubergine onto a baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer.
When the oven is hot, roast on the top shelf until soft and golden, 25-30 mins. Turn halfway through.
Meanwhile, pour the water for the rice (see pantry for amount) into a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.
Stir in the rice and 1/4 tsp salt and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium and cover with the lid.
Leave to cook for 10 mins, then remove the pan from the heat (still covered) and leave to the side for another 10 mins or until ready to serve (the rice will continue to cook in its own steam).
While the rice and aubergine cooks, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a sieve.
Heat a large frying pan medium-high heat (no oil). Once hot, add the desiccated coconut and cook, stirring regularly, until lightly toasted, 1-2 mins. TIP: Watch it like a hawk as it can burn easily.
Once toasted, transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
Pop your (now empty) frying pan back on medium heat with a drizzle of oil. Once hot, add the garlic, rogan josh curry paste and North Indian style spice mix, stir-fry for 1 min.
Next, stir in the chopped tomatoes, veg stock paste, sugar and water for the sauce (see pantry for both amounts).
Stir in the chickpeas (see ingredients for amount), then lower the heat and simmer until the sauce has thickened, 10-15 mins.
Once the sauce has thickened, season with salt and pepper then stir in the roasted aubergine, mango chutney and butter (see pantry for amount).
Fluff up the rice with a fork, stir through the toasted coconut, then share it out between your serving bowls.
Spoon over the aubergine and chickpea curry and top with a dollop of yoghurt to finish.