Aubergine, paneer and ginger curry

Aubergine, paneer and ginger curry
  • Serves icon Serves 3
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min

A warming vegetarian curry, which showcases two types of aubergine as well as a gorgeous (easy to find) Indian cheese called paneer.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
220kcals
Fat
15.7g (6.5g saturated)
Protein
11.8g
Carbohydrates
8.2g (7g sugars)
Fibre
4.8g
Salt
0.6g
Calories
220kcals
Fat
15.7g (6.5g saturated)
Protein
11.8g
Carbohydrates
8.2g (7g sugars)
Fibre
4.8g
Salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 226g pack of paneer (see Know-how)
  • 1 large aubergine
  • 4 baby aubergines (see tips)
  • 170g vine-ripened cherry tomatoes or baby plum tomatoes
  • 5cm piece fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp mild curry powder
  • 180ml half-fat coconut milk
  • Good pinch garam masala
  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish
  • Basmati rice to serve

 

Method

  1. Heat the sunflower oil in a wok until shimmering hot. Cut the paneer into cubes, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and add to the pan. Fry for 5 minutes, turning, or until golden. Put on kitchen paper to drain off the excess oil.
  2. Dice the large aubergine and halve the baby aubergines lengthways, then fry in the residual oil in the pan, turning now and then, until golden. Halve the cherry or baby plum tomatoes, squeeze out and discard the seeds, then add the tomato halves to the pan. Peel and grate the fresh ginger and add to the pan with the curry powder, half-fat coconut milk and a splash of water.
  3. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, then add the cubed paneer and garam masala. Sprinkle with fresh coriander leaves and serve with basmati rice..

 

delicious. tips

  1. If you can’t find baby aubergines, substitute for another large aubergine (so you’ll be using two large aubergines in total). Dice and cook as in step 2.

  2. Paneer is a type of Indian curd cheese that’s soft, yet holds its shape well when you cook it (in other words, it doesn’t melt). It’s readily available in large supermarkets.

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