Aubergines are rich in dietary fiber and like many purple coloured vegetables and fruits, contain a phytochemical known as nasunin that may help to lower cholesterol. When buying aubergines they should be smooth, shiny, firm and heavy.
Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Cooking Time : 45 Minutes
|Ground cumin||2 tsp|
|Garam masala||½ tsp|
|Chilli powder||¼ tsp|
|Peeled and grated fresh root ginger||2 tsp|
|2 tbsp||malt vinegar|
|4-5||garlic cloves, crushed|
|Salt or salt to taste||¼ tsp|
|Olive oil or rapsed oil||1 tsp|
Method of Preparation: Baked Aubergines
Preheat the oven to 180 digree C/gas mark 2. line a baking tray with foil
Cut lengthways through each aubergine to create a long slit, while keeping the aubergines intact ; set aside.
In a large bowl combine the cumin, garam masala, chilli powder, salt, ginger , garlic and vinegar. Mix wel.
Add the aubergines and stir them around the spice mixture, ensuring the insides of the aubergines are coated with the spices. Leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
Place them on the lined baking tray, sprinkle over the oil and bake for 40-45 minutes until the aubergines are soft. Serve hot with chapaties and Pomegranate Yogurt Salad. Baked Aubergines
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