Eggplant Chana Masala
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
  • 2 small brown onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 large eggplant/aubergine
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 3 cups organic, cooked chickpeas (drained and rinsed if from a can)
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh coriander/cilantro leaves, chopped
Dried Spices
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  1. Wash eggplant and (skin on) chop into 1 inch cubes. Discard both ends. Place cubes into a bowl and sprinkle with sea salt.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté onion in oil (or a splash of water) until translucent.
  3. Add garlic, ginger and eggplant and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes.
  4. Add dried spices and mix well to fully coat the onions and eggplant.
  5. Stir in the tomatoes, water and chickpeas. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove saucepan from the stove. Stir in lemon juice and half of the coriander. Season with salt & pepper.
  7. Serve topped with coriander. Enjoy! xx
Recipe by Vegan Sparkles with Rebecca Weller at