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Eggplant Curry with Chickpeas

Love Indian food but think you can’t make it at home? There is no need for that takeout tonight. This easy Eggplant Curry is going to make you able to make amazing Indian food in your own home. The dish is super flavorful and is so easy.

Indian foods are some of my very favorites. I love the spice and the kick that it gives in my mouth. If you landed on this page, I am sure that you feel the same way! There are so many dishes that I love but making them at home seems to be impossible. There are just some spices that I have to find that sometimes I can’t. The ones featured in this recipe should be right in your local grocery.

If you don’t have a lot of time on hand, you can always get an already made curry powder from your local grocery as well. I definitely won’t judge you! I am all for shortcuts if life needs them. Besides, the curry powder from the store will taste just as good, just less customizable. This is also a one-pan meal which I really love. The less clean up for me the better. I want to enjoy my meal and then have the least amount of dishes to do afterward as possible.

Eggplant Curry with Chickpeas

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 Variations to this Vegetable Curry Recipe

When it comes to this vegetable curry recipe, it is so easy to change. What I love about this vegetable curry recipe is that it is a basic curry. If this is your first time making a vegetable curry, you don’t have to worry about changing the recipe. If you have had a variety of different curry recipes or you know you like certain things in your curry, you can change this recipe to include or eliminate whatever you like. That is the beauty of curry, it is easily customizable.

How to Cook Eggplant

There are many ways to cook eggplant. Eggplant can be fried, baked, sauteed, or roasted. For this eggplant recipe, you are going to sautee the eggplant together with the onions and the cherry tomatoes. As these vegetables cook together, the seasoning gets deep into the veggies and creates a fantastic flavor. Be sure to watch the time while you are cooking the eggplant. Overcooked eggplant turns to mush.

How to Store Indian Curry Recipes

If you are making a large batch of Indian Curry recipe, you might find that you have leftovers. When you are storing the leftovers of the Indian Curry recipes, you will want to store the leftovers in the refrigerator. Take the leftovers from the pan and put it in an airtight container.  If your container does not have a lid, you will want to make sure to cover the bowl with plastic to protect it from the air and moisture in the refrigerator.

How Long Does Chickpea Curry Last

This chickpea curry recipe will last several days in the refrigerator. When stored properly, you can enjoy this chickpea curry for up to 4 days. When you are ready to reheat your leftovers, you can reheat it in a pan on the stovetop or you can reheat the eggplant curry in the microwave.

Eggplant Curry with Chickpeas

Ingredients in Eggplant Curry with Chickpeas

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • onion
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Curry powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Paprika
  • Evaporated milk or coconut milk
  • Water
  • chickpeas
  • Salt and pepper

How To Make Eggplant Curry with Chickpeas

diced eggplant

Peel and cut eggplant into bite-sized pieces.

halved cherry tomatoes in a bowl

Halve a pint of cherry tomatoes.

Add seasoning to the bowl

Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and cook until brown.

Add tomatoes and eggplant to skillet

Add cherry tomatoes and eggplant to the pan.

Add garlic to vegetables

Then, add minced garlic.

add seasoning to the vegetables in the skillet

Next, add in curry powder and other seasonings. Stir well to combine.

mix the vegetables with the seasoning

Pour in the evaporated milk.

add evaporated milk to the pan

Add one cup of water. Simmer until eggplant is soft.

add a cup of water to the curry

Next, you will add in a can of chickpeas, salt, and pepper and cook until chickpeas are warmed.


Eggplant Curry with Chickpeas

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Eggplant Curry with Chickpeas

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Love Indian food but think you can't make it at home? There is no need for that takeout tonight. This easy Eggplant Curry is going to make you able to make amazing Indian food in your own home. The dish is super flavorful and is so easy.
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  • 2 pints Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 lb. Eggplant peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Small onion chopped
  • 1 tsp. Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. Curry powder
  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • ½ tsp. Paprika
  • 1 c. Evaporated milk or coconut milk
  • 1 c. Water
  • 1 Can chickpeas drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a pot over medium heat.
  • Toss the onions into the oil, and cook until they have begun to brown and soften.
  • Mix in 2 pints of cherry tomatoes that have been cut in half and 1 pound of eggplant that has been peeled and cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of garlic, the curry powder, garam masala, cumin, turmeric and paprika. Stir and cook the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slowly add in 1 cup of evaporated milk and 1 cup of water, mixing thoroughly.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes until the eggplant has softened.
  • Mix in salt and pepper to taste as well as a can of drained chickpeas. Cook until the chickpeas are heated through, and serve the curry over a bed of rice
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