Spicy Aubergine Bake Thingy
I bought two really funky stripy aubergines, but then wasn’t sure what to do with them. So I looked around my kitchen and invented this dish which I call, “Titli’s Spicy Aubergine Bake Thingy”. Never let it be said that I am not creative! :-)
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Ingredients
  • 2 aubergines, cut into cubes
  • 400 g (14 oz) cooked lentils
  • 400 g (14 oz) potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin of tomatoes
  • 250 g (8 oz) grated cheese
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Small tin of sweetcorn
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Pregeat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Add the potatoes to a pan of boiling water and parboil for 4 minutes. Drain.
  3. Add the oil to a large pan and fry the onions and garlic until the onions start to darken.
  4. Add in the aubergine and fry for 6-7 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the tomatoes, lentils, sweetcorn and spices into the pan. Mix well.
  6. Pour the mixture into a large casserole or lasagna dish. Places a layer of the potato slices on top. Sprinkle with the grated cheese and season with pepper.
  7. Bake in an oven at 200 °C for 35 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before slicing.
Titli's Tips
I find that I don’t need treat the aubergines with salt before I add them to the pan. The lentils provide a degree of sourness to the dish which overwhelms any sourness from the aubergine.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 429 21%
Calories from Fat 176
Total Fat 19.6g 30%
Saturated Fat 9.7g 48%
Unsaturated Fat 8.9g
   
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 46.7g 15%
Dietary Fibre 14.8g 59%
Sugars 10.7g
Protein 21.5g 43%
Cholesterol 43.8mgs 14%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.