Eggplant has become a very popular and versatile ingredient in many kitchens. Recipes include curries, pasta, dips and traditional moussaka.
A spicy, low-fat and very satisfying curry that combines lots of vegetables with lean, tender lamb chunks and lentils. Serve with wholemeal chapatis or naan.
This sweetly spiced, melt-in-the-mouth dip is great for vegetarians, but meat-eaters will love it too. It is good as an appetiser or a light supper.
Barbecued sautéed eggplant with tofu in a sauce made with blended chillies, garlic, coriander and lime juice. Serve with steamed rice.
As well as eggplants this sandwich has roasted capsicum and portobello mushrooms. Best made with a sturdy Italian flat bread.
A delicious Chinese dish combining tender eggplant and tangy pork with a spicy garlic sauce. Unbeatable!
This is a delicious and spicy aubergine dip called Moutabel that is popular in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. It is best eaten with fresh hot pita bread.
This dish is typical of Greek cuisine – rustic but wonderfully flavoured. This dish is similar to moussaka, but with the addition of pasta.
This is a great tasting and spicy eggplant curry. You can peel the eggplant or use it with the skin on. Serve this garnished with chopped coriander and a raita on the side.
Lasagne made with fried eggplant, mince, tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce. A favourite recipe of mine adapted over time.
Eggplant is a great vegetable but I often find it hard to find things to do with it. I found this recipe to be a simple and tasty meal.