Curried Eggplant with Tomatoes and Basil

Curried Eggplant with Tomatoes and Basil
Total time 30 min


  • Salt
  • Chick peas
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Cherry tomato
  • Fresh basil
  • Pepper
  • Curry powder
  • Rice
  • Eggplant


  1. Peel and chop the onion.
  2. Wash and halve the tomatoes.
  3. Wash and cut the eggplant.
  4. Rinse and drain the chickpeas.
  5. In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine the rice, 1 ½ cups water, and some salt and bring to a boil. Stir the rice once, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes.
  7. Stir in the tomatoes, eggplant, curry powder, salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  8. Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until eggplant is tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  9. Stir in the chickpeas and cook just until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  10. Remove the vegetables from heat and stir in the basil. Fluff the rice with a fork. Serve the vegetables over the rice.