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aubergine, paneer & sweet red pepper curry.


A super easy curry to make-ahead as a midweek meal, or simmer away on a weekend. This medium spiced vegetarian curry doesn't really have an origin as such. I was influenced by Indian and Thai flavours but on the whole it's pretty made up - why not eh! With a tomato base, the paneer and deliciously softened vegetables are flavoured with the likes of lime, red chillies, ginger, garam masala and fresh coriander. The dish is finished off with a crunch of peanuts and extra lime juice. I ate it with chopsticks just because it made the paneer fun to skewer, but there really are no rules here. If you're a fan of tikka masala and red Thai curries, you might just like this too.


Shopping list.
(Serves two)
One aubergine (eggplant), chopped into cubes
♥ One block of paneer cheese, chopped into cubes
♥ Two garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
♥ 2 tsp chilli flakes
♥ 2 tsp ginger pasta, or fresh ginger
♥ 2 tsp garam masala
♥ 2 tsp paprika
♥ 1 tsp coriander seeds
♥ 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
♥ One red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped
♥ 100ml vegetable stock
♥ 1/2 fresh lime, saving the other half to serve
♥ Fresh coriander

To accompany as desired
♥ Fresh coriander
♥ Fresh red chillies
♥ Crushed peanuts
♥ 120g sticky rice, cooked for 10-12 minutes

Step one. Begin by roasting your aubergine on a baking tray for 15 minutes.

Step two. Toss your paneer cubes in a pan for 5 minutes, add in the spices and garlic and coat for a further 5 minutes.

Step three. Add in the chopped tomatoes and pepper and continue to cook on a very low heat.

Step four. When ready, add in the aubergine along with the stock, lime juice and a little coriander. Simmer away for a further 10-15 minutes.  Put on your rice at this point too.

Adjust spice level to taste with extra chillies if required. Serve with your favourite garnish.

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What are your favourite vegetarian curry recipes? Do you often mix cuisines to fuse your favourite flavours?


  1. I love curry, aubergine and paneer but have never combined them - that's going to change! Thanks for including my recipe :-)

  2. what an absolutely delightful fusion recipe, I love creating such recipes and you have married two of my fav cuisines! And I must say the mention of paneer makes my mouth water - I love-uh Paneer!

  3. This sounds delicious! And is not a combo I would have tried before

  4. I have only recently discovered Paneer cheese and i love it. This recipe looks so delicious.