Aubergine lentil stew

This is comfort food but so very healthy. It’s a versatile dish that will be tasty with a variety of spices and / or herbs so use this recipe to get creative.

This recipe makes 4 portions


2 onions finely chopped

2 garlic cloves finely chopped

2 aubergine chopped into chunks

1 cup red lentils

1 large plum tomato quartered

5 cups water

2 teaspoons stock powder

2 teaspoons cumin seeds

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

In a large saucepan over a medium heat fry the onions for 15 minutes until translucent

Add the garlic, fry for a further 5 minutes

Add the aubergine, lentils, tomatoes, water and stock powder

Simmer for about 20 minutes until the aubergine and lentils are very soft

Toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a dry frying pan on a medium heat

Grind the seeds in a pestle and mortar

Add the spices and salt to the lentils

Serve

This is a dish that will taste even better the next day