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Spiced aubergine and tomatoes with yoghurt

Add a bit of spice to your life with this warming bowl of curry. A healthy and filling option just perfect for any night of the week!

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 25 mins

Cooking time: 45 mins

You’ll need

2 aubergines, quartered lengthways

olive oil

2 red onions, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 red chilli, chopped

1/2 tsp ground coriander seeds

1/2 tsp ground cumin seeds

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbsp tomato purée

400g fresh Isle of Wight chopped tomatoes

100ml water

300g, mixed Isle of Wight cherry tomatoes

mint a handful, chopped

coriander a handful, chopped

natural yoghurt to serve

What to do

Quarter the aubergines lengthways. Put in a colander over the sink and sprinkle with 1 tsp of salt.

Leave for 20 minutes before squeezing any excess water out of the aubergines. Pat dry with kitchen paper.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat with the olive oil and fry the red onions for 10 minutes until soft and lightly golden.

Add the garlic and chilli and cook for another 5 minutes.

Add the coriander, cumin, cayenne pepper and tomato purée and cook for 2 minutes, then tip in the chopped tomatoes and water and simmer for 30 minutes.

While the sauce is cooking, heat a griddle pan.

Brush the aubergines and tomatoes with a little olive oil.

Griddle the aubergines and tomatoes and take them off when they are charred. Roughly chop and add to the sauce.

Stir through the herbs, season and serve with yoghurt.

Recipe courtesy of The Tomato Stall

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Melina - Assistant Editor

Hi I'm Melina, a mother of 3 teenage children and with a particular interest in all things health related. I run a busy household and smallholding alongside my work with Silversurfers, which currently includes dogs, fish, hens, ducks and pigs!

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