Eggplant Curry

by Jill Dalton

Eggplant Curry is a must have recipe in your regular meal rotation especially right now when eggplants are in peak season. This oil free recipe is packed with robust flavor and will definitely become your new favorite meal.

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Eggplant Curry

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.7/5
( 25 voted )


1 large eggplant, cubed
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons diced green chilis
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
2 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon garam masala

optional: 1/4 cup cashews and 1/2 cup water, blended in blender


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  2. Spread eggplant cubes onto a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Once baked, place cubes in a tupperware container with a lid to soften the eggplant skin.
  4. Sauté onions until translucent using some of the vegetable broth to keep them from sticking.
  5. Push the onions to the side of the pan and pour garlic, ginger and spices in the open spot with a little more vegetable broth and cook for a couple minutes.
  6. Stir in the green chilis, raisins, tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and remaining vegetable broth and cook, covered on medium high heat for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the lid and add the eggplant and garam masala and cook for another 10 minutes.
  8. Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro.

optional: For a creamy version: Blend together 1/4 cup cashews or almonds and 1/2 cup water and stir in at the end. 


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Jan August 27, 2022 - 6:43 pm

Great recipes

Lin August 28, 2022 - 12:01 am

I made this tonight. It was as good as food from my favorite Indian restaurant. This is definitely going onto my family’s favorite dish list. It’s incredible that this dish is oil free. Thank you Jill!

Mary August 29, 2022 - 10:22 am

Hi Jill, I love eggplant and look forward to trying this recipe. I’m wondering how cooked up eggplant would freeze. Any experience doing so?

Jill Dalton August 29, 2022 - 7:11 pm

I haven’t tried freezing it but I think it would do ok.

Jill September 2, 2022 - 11:48 pm

This was tasty! I think I might add garbanzo beans next time I make it (I try to sneak beans into as much as possible…).

KeNan (Ken & Nancy) September 3, 2022 - 8:18 am

It looks and sounds wonderful. The last recipe we made from here was the Kale and Sweet potato Bake. It’s my favorite dish so far. We tried alot and you have made the transition so much easier.
Thanks Jill!

Liam September 6, 2022 - 2:45 pm

I made this today and it was delicious! Added a tin of chickpeas for some extra protein and a pinch of saffron for its goodness, but the eggplant is the real star. Thanks for another amazing recipe, Jill!

Karey Spirit September 11, 2022 - 10:05 am

I wish I knew the secret to making your print button work. This is the 2nd recipe I tried to print tonight. The button blinks and does nothing after that. I know it’s not my printer.

I cannot make the recipe without printing it first. I would appreciate your help.

Jill Dalton September 11, 2022 - 12:55 pm

Not sure why it isn’t working for you Karey. We just tested it. When you click the print button a new tab will open up and then you have to click print. Here is the link to that recipe just in case.


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