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Aubergine curry

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1-2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Blend the lemongrass, garlic, chilli, coriander stalks, cumin seeds and one tablespoon of the hot water in a mini blender to form a paste.

  2. Place this mixture into a small saucepan and cook gently over medium heat for one minute.

  3. Add the coconut milk, hot water, aubergines and lime juice, cover with a lid and cook for 12 minutes, or until the aubergines are soft.

  4. To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with chopped coriander.


  • ½ stalk lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander stalks
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 250ml/9fl oz coconut milk
  • 50ml/2fl oz hot water
  • 4 Thai aubergines, halved
  • ½ lime, juice only
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander, to garnish

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