Aubergine Curry

Different varieties

Aubergine is also known as an Eggplant, which is a plant grown worldwide for its edible fruit. Most commonly, purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit, is used in several cuisines. Typically used as a vegetable in cooking, the Botanical Name is Solanum melongena.

I get most of my vegetables from 2 stalls in Brixton Market. My Village on 45 Electric Avenue, Brixton; this stall is for vegetables and fruit only produce. I also get my vegetables and spices from Aziz Grocers on Electric Lane. They are many happy guys who always ask how I am, and we often have a little chit chat and a laugh. Most of the staff speak Urdu, Hindi and it makes me feel I’m back home. I think it makes such a difference to your daily chores when you connect. The market has a community vibe which I love. If you haven’t visited, then it’s a must. Even though Brixton has been gentrified, this part of Electric Avenue still has the vibe. There are also many Indian and Pakistani grocers in Tooting.


  • 1 medium sized Aubergine
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • small piece of ginger
  • 5 gloves of garlic
  • 2 large red or white potatoes
  • 3 green chillies ( can use 2 if you don’t want it to be too spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (watch out for post on how to make your own masala)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons of oil. I use sunflower oil
  • Coriander (optional)

Chop all the vegetables

Cooking instructions

  • Add the 4 table spoons of oil
  • Heat
  • Add onions, garlic and ginger
  • cook for 3 mins of until slightly brown
  • Add the aubergine
  • Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Garam masala
  • Tomatoes
  • Green chillies
  • Cook on low heat for 10 mins
  • Add potatoes
  • Put the lid on and Cook on low heat till the potatoes are soft
  • Stir occasional
  • If curry looks dry, sprinkle some water
  • Finely chop coriander and add on top

Enjoy with chapati or Nan bread, yogurt and popadum.

Digestion is just as important as eating healthy home-cooked meals. Good eating habits support the digestive system and aids in the absorption of nutrients. When sitting down to eat.

Top 5 tips for bolstering digestion
  1. Eat with your mouth closed.
  2. Chew your food, as this aids the digestive system.
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  5. Eat with mind fullness and enjoy your food.

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