So excited to share this recipe for this Aubergine, Courgette and Lentil Curry with you today, it’s just amazing! Just what we need as the autumn approaches, warm and cozy bowls of goodness. This curry is bursting with nutrition from all the vegetables, spices and herbs and if you enjoy the taste as much as me, you will want to make it over and over again.
I have adapted this recipe from The Art of Eating Well by Hemsley Hemsley, only have changed few things to suit my needs and my style of cooking. It’s a simple recipe, all of the ingredients cook quickly and it will only take at most an hour to be ready.
You could even add few leafy greens towards the end if you’d like to make it even more healthy. Serve the curry on it’s own with lots of fresh coriander and lime or with your favourite grain or bread.
Aubergine, Courgette and Lentil Curry
- 2tbsp coconut oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1tbsp finely chopped ginger
- 1tbsp finely chopped turmeric (optional)
- 2tsp curry powder
- 2tsp turmeric powder
- 250g red split lentils (1 1/2 cups)
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1 aubergine, chopped
- 2 courgettes, chopped
- 4 tomatoes, quartered
- sea salt & pepper
- bunch of fresh coriander
- 1 lime
- In a large pot fry chopped onions with coconut oil for 5 minutes until translucent.
- Add garlic, ginger and turmeric and fry for another 3-5 min.
- Add curry and turmeric powders and cook with the spices for another minute.
- Add 1 can of coconut milk, 1 can of water and thoroughly washed lentils.
- Bring to a boil and leave to cook for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes add chopped aubergine and leave to cook for 10 minutes adding more water if necessary.
- After 10 minutes add chopped courgettes and quartered tomatoes and leave to cook for final 10-15 minutes until all the vegetables are cooked through.
- Finally season with salt and pepper.
- Serve with generous amount of chopped fresh coriander and lime wedges.
H – thanks for the yummy bowl of this that you gave me earlier this week – the culinary highlight of my week!! I made my own version last night and it was really good but not quite as good as yours! I didn’t have any fresh turmeric and also didn’t have much fresh coriander – more coriander was needed I think… A great recipe anyway and one I’ll continue with over the autumn/winter months! Txx
Thank you, Tee! It was a great veggie curry, wasn’t it?! xx
I’ll be making this today. I only have 150g of red lentils. Could I sub woth green for the remaining 100?! Thanks
Hi Toni, it would be better if you just use 150g red lentils, because they need different time cooking and I think the red ones work much better in this recipe. Just use less water and it should be fine.
Just love this wonderful recipe! Thank you so much ????
Just wondering if it’s good for freezing?
Hi Susan, I’m so happy to hear that! It’s a lovely one, isn’t it?! Yes, definitely, it will be fine in the freezer. I can’t remember if I ever put this one to the freezer but I regularly freeze curries and stews, I tend to make large batches. xx
Hi, love this recipe. Used dupuy lentils (tiny green), added garam masala and grounded cumin to spices, tested delicious.
I’m so happy you love this recipe! Thank you for your lovely comment :)
Hi – I made this and it was delicious – thank you. Do you think you could use the recipe in a slow cooker?
So happy to hear that! Thank you for your comment. I don’t use slow cooker but I’m sure this recipe will work :)