Aubergine Cashew Curry

Aubergine Cashew Curry

aubergine curry


300g aubergine (cut into thin strips)
100g cashew nuts (soaked over night in water)
75g red onion (sliced)
5 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
6 red and green chilli (sliced)
4 sprigs of curry leaves
5 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut or white vinegar
1 tbsp mango chutney (not essential)
1 tsp ground mustard seeds
1 tsp roasted curry powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder or stick
1/2 tsp sugar
Salt to taste


  • Heat the oven 180* degrees
  • Drain the water from the cashews
  • Arrange the aubergine, cashews and sliced onion on a backing tray, mix together with a sprinkle of olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Bake for 20 minutes until nice and golden brown.
  • Heat the pan with the remaining oil, add garlic, ginger, fresh chilli and curry leaves – saute together
  • Then add the dry ingredients, mix well
  • Add the vinegar, chutney, sugar and coconut milk
  • Bring to a simmer, remove from heat add the aubergine, cashew and onions
  • Mix carefully and check the seasoning

This my own creation, a dish quite close to my Ash Plantain and Brinjal Curry – a healthy way of preparing aubergine, not oily or greasy at all.
I hope you all enjoy my new dish for the festive season, and will serve it to your family and friends.

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