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Eggplant & Lentil Apricot Curry

25 min

Meal

Freezer-friendly

A refreshing and comforting curry recipe. The cooked apricots impart a pleasantly sweet taste to this dish, the coconut yogurt adds a touch of creamy richness, while the mint and lemon make it deliciously refreshing. It's a dish that works equally well in the winter as it does in the summer!

Servings

Total

25 min

Prep

5 min

Cook

20 min

Free from

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Ingredients

  • 2
    eggplants
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp (6 g)
    salt
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 3
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp (6 g)
    ground cumin
  • 2 tsp (4 g)
    ground coriander
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    ground cinnamon
  • 1
    red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1⅔ cups (400 g)
    canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup (198 g)
    cooked brown lentils
  • ¼ cup (32 g)
    dried apricots, diced
  • ½ tsp
    salt
  • ¼ tsp
    ground black pepper

Recommended garnishes

  • fresh mint leaves
  • lemon slices
  • unsweetened coconut yogurt
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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 390°F (200°C).
  2. Cut each eggplant in half lengthwise and cut cross-hatches into the flesh. Sprinkle each side with ¼ tsp of olive oil and ¼ tsp salt and rub in.
  3. Place the eggplant on a parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, until the eggplant is easily pierced with a fork.
  4. When fully roasted, remove from the oven, and when cool enough to handle, use a spoon to scrape out the cooked middle, discarding the skin.
  5. While the eggplant is roasting, heat the coconut oil in a large pot on medium-high heat. Sauté the onions until soft, about 3 - 5 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pot.
  6. Add the garlic, cumin, coriander, and cinnamon and sauté until fragrant, about a minute.
  7. Add the bell pepper, can of tomatoes, lentils, apricots, salt, pepper, and roasted eggplant. Heat through until the bell peppers are soft but still crunchy.
  8. Garnish, and serve with rice or naan, if desired - enjoy!

Notes

  • Variations: add in some diced chili pepper for some heat.

Storage

  • Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for up to one month.

Nutrition info

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Daniela - April 24, 2021, 7:12 p.m.

I've been trying your dishes for some time now, and it all works so well! Thank you for sharing. My Saturday routine has been to check your videos, pick one recipe, shop for the ingredients and try something new and wonderful. It's been great. Lots of love from Brazil!

PUL Team - April 25, 2021, 1:09 a.m.

Aww we're so honoured to be a part of your Saturday routine, Daniela! Sending so much love back to Brazil ✨😍


Nat - April 17, 2021, 9:30 a.m.

This was so good! I used extra cinnamon as my cinnamon was a little bit old so not as flavoursome. Really good gluten free meal & very filling. Thanks for the recipe :)

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 2:50 a.m.

A great tip for older cinnamon, Nat! Thank you for sharing :D


Nadia - April 16, 2021, 4:37 p.m.

this is such a flavorful delicious dish, we love it.

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 2:05 a.m.

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review, Nadia!


Margaret - March 22, 2021, 9 a.m.

I just made this yesterday and omgoodness! It is sooo flavorful and yummy! I've been resistant to using salt, but I finally decided I should listen to you and boy does salt make all the difference 🙃 Thank you for your all that you do Sadia!! I've been watching your videos for about 4 years (can't believe it's been that long!) and I always get a thrill when I see you've posted a new video. Much love from the US! 🥰

PUL Team - March 31, 2021, 2:40 a.m.

So happy you gave it a try, Margaret! Thank YOU for being part of our PUL family. Sending lots of love back to the US :D