Peanut Butter Aubergine Curry

Peanut Butter Aubergine Curry

The creamiest vegan curry about. And it only takes about 30 minutes to make.


Toasting the aubergine (WITHOUT OIL!) first gives this dish extra depth.

Cooking Time (includes preparation time): 30 Minutes


  • Tumeric - £0.85

  • Garam Masala - £0.85

  • 1 Brown Onion - £0.16

  • 400g Basmati Rice - £0.60

  • 400ml Reduced Fat Coconut Milk - £0.71

  • Bunch of Coriander - £0.70

  • Garlic - £0.30

  • Knob of Ginger £0.10

  • Peanut Butter - £0.70

  • 3 Aubergines - £2.00

  • 1 Lime - £0.30

  • 1 Pepper - £0.40

  • Bag of Spinach - £1.00

  • 400g Chickpeas - £0.50

  • Total Cost – £9.37 - This covers absolutely everything. All we assume you have in your kitchen beforehand is SALT, PEPPER AND OLIVE OIL.


  1. Cube your aubergines. Add them to a pan with no oil and cook on a medium heat until they are nice, shrivelled and browned. Remove them from the pan and set aside.

  2. Add a splash of oil to the pan and then throw in a chopped brown onion, a chopped red pepper, and 2 finely sliced cloves of garlic. Add a small knob of grated ginger, half a teaspoon of turmeric and a teaspoon and a half of garam masala. Mix everything together.

  3. At this point, get your rice on (cook following pack instructions).

  4. Once the onions are softened, add a heaped teaspoon and a half of peanut butter. Mix it in, and then pour in your coconut milk and your chickpeas (chickpea water included).

  5. Mix everything together, and then reintroduce the aubergines.

  6. Bubble the curry down until it is nice and thick (should be 5-6 minutes on a medium heat).

  7. Add your spinach and allow it to wilt.

  8. When the curry is ready, add a handful of chopped coriander and squeeze in the juice of a lime. Season with salt and then remove from the heat.

  9. Serve the curry on top of your basmati rice and tuck in!

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