The aubergine curry is warming, delicious and full of flavour. It is a great vegan and gluten-free recipe that is naturally high in protein and with all the amazing spices it is so good for you!

I always love a good vegan curry during the colder months because it not only will make you warm instantly but will boost your immune system(I think we all need it especially now!)

Aubergine is one of my favourite veggies to use in stews or curries because it adds such a great texture. And in combination with lentils, it makes this meal very satisfying.

The best thing about this curry is that it is ready in 20 minutes, so it makes a quick healthy dinner. You can use leftovers for lunch the next day, and in my opinion, it tastes even better the longer it sits:) So this curry is a great option for a vegan easy meal prep that can easily last you for 3-4 days, making your life easier!

Aubergine curry

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dish
Servings 2 people


  • 200 grams of rinsed red lentils
  • 1 big aubergine
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 can of chopped or whole tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tsp of coconut sugar or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of salt or to taste


  • Chop onion and garlic finely
  • And aubergine and carrot into bite-size pieces
  • Preheat the pan on the medium heat
  • Add oil of your choice
  • Saute garlic and onion until translucent
  • Add spices and fry till fragrant
  • Add carrot, a pinch of salt and give it a stir,
  • Lastly add aubergine, season it with salt and Black pepper and cook for a couple more minutes
  • Add rinsed lentils to the pan, give it a stir so they will become coated with spices
  • Pour the content of tomato can to the pan and fill the empty can with water 2 times and empty it to the pan
  • Mix everything together and cook for 20 minutes on the medium heat or till most of the liquid has evaporated and lentils are cooked
  • Add a teaspoon of maple syrup and check it for seasonings
  • Adjust if needed and serve it with rice and a squeeze of lime if desired
Keyword aubergine curry, lentil curry, lentils, vegan quick curry
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