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Eggplant and Lentil Curry

Posted by ataraktos on 2008-12-20

Nothing terribly special about this recipe, except that it's just really good!


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3+ cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 smallish eggplants - chopped, salted for 30+ minutes, rinsed, squeezed
  • 1 cup brown lentils, soaked in hot water while waiting for the eggplant
  • 2 tbsp curry
  • generous pinch ground coriander seed
  • vegetable stock (water to almost cover, 2 vegetable bullion cubes)
  • ~ 2/3 can coconut milk


  1. Saute onion, carrot, garlic in some olive oil.
  2. Add eggplant, curry, coriander, lentils, stock to almost cover (I used as little water as possible because I wanted a thick curry - and you add the "Ëśmilk later.)
  3. Bring to a boil, simmer until lentils are done to taste (about 20 minutes for me).
  4. Stir in coconut milk.


  • Modified from this recipe.
  • Serve with rice or another grain. Or not - it's plenty tasty all by itself!