Tag Archives: Aubergine

Creamy ‘gorgonzola’ polenta with aubergines, tomatoes, olives and flaked almonds

This is really easy to make. Feel free to exchange the aubergines with courgettes and olives with capers if you want. If you don’t have flaked almonds, use sunflower or pumpkin seeds instead. Gorgonzola isn’t suitable for vegetarians, please see this post for alternatives. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 medium aubergine Handful cherry tomatoes Small handful […]

Vegan punchy coriander and ginger ‘curry’

I’m not really sure if this should be called a curry (as it doesn’t have the traditional ‘curry’ like flavours), but is punchy and full of flavour. I make it regularly and it has always done me proud! The huge amounts of garlic, ginger and coriander may seem a bit much – but trust me, […]

Advert – Falafel served with Spicy Aubergine & Tomato Salad

This is a recipe sent to me from Cauldron Foods Ingredients: 1 Pack of Cauldron Falafels 2 Aubergines 4 Large Tomatoes 100ml Olive Oil 2-3 Cloves Garlic, Crushed 1 Tsp Harissa Paste 1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley 1 Small Bunch Coriander Juice of 1 Lemon 1 Tsp Ground Cumin Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper Pitta […]

Miso glazed aubergines – nasu dengaku

The aubergines absorb the lovely sweet and umami miso flavours making a unique and delicious tasting dish. The aubergine skins become quite tough when baked in the oven. I think this works well as it adds a contrast in the texture for the dish, but if you’re not too keen on aubergine skins, simply peel […]

Berenjenas con miel

There are a few different recipes for berenjenas con miel or aubergines with honey, all of which are pretty good. Some recipes deep fry the aubergines in batter, however, I think the stripped down simple version is best. I first ate this tapas dish in Barcelona and promised myself I would learn how to make […]

Aubergine and chickpea curry (Baingan channa Masala)

Aubergine and chickpea curry (Baingan channa Masala) is a really simple curry for a healthy week night meal. All it takes is a little bit of chopping followed by a about 30 minutes of frying. I find that the chickpeas are quite filling so don’t normally cook rice to accompany it but if you are […]

Baingan Bharta

This is a fantastic side dish for a Indian feast. My mum discovered it in the beautifully designed Tasting India cookbook by Christine Manfield (which is a recipe book that is well worth buying for any Indian food lover!). Her recipe requires the dish to be served at room temperature, but some Indian family friends […]

Sweet potato Thai green curry

Ingredients 1 bunch of coriander 4 cloves of garlic 2 hot chillies 1 thumb of ginger 1 lemon grass 1 lime 2 sweet potatoes (peeled) 1 aubergine 1 large red onion 150g mushrooms 2 peppers 1 tin of coconut milk Soy sauce 3 lime leaves Rice and spring onions (to accompany) Method To make the […]

Imam Bayildi with Bulgur Wheat

Imam Bayildi means ‘the imam fainted’ and is a traditional Turkish meal, but is also served throughout the middle east. Chef Sally Butcher has a similar version, which she calls ‘Swooning Imam’, which can be found her brilliant book Veggiestan: A Vegetable Lover’s Tour of the Middle East. My version is a sort of mixed […]

Baba Ghanoush

Baba ghanoush is a middle eastern dip that is popular in the areas around Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Egypt. It is very similar to dip called mutabbal which is also from the same region. It is can be served as part of a mezze plate, or with some pita. Ingredients 1 very large aubergine […]