Delicious Chickpea, Eggplant and Butternut Recipe.

Yep. Another kala chana recipe.

Simple, healthy, tasty, filling and colourful. This delightful meal ticks all those boxes and is one of my faves to make too.

Ingredients are two cups of peeled and chopped butternut, 2 cups kala chana, one eggplant, two tomatoes, I small bunch of coriander,1 tablespoon ghee, 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste, salt and pepper. For the spices, the whole spices are a teaspoon each of black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds and fennel seeds. The ground spices are a teaspoon each of garam masala, ground Dhania jeera and 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric.

Boil the chickpeas till ready and set aside.

Heat your pan, add the ghee and toast the whole spices a bit.

Add your onion and cook till soft, then add the ginger garlic paste then the eggplants.

Mix well. Add the coriander stalks too and set the leaves aside for garnish later.
Add the ground spices, mix well then add the chopped tomato and some salt. Cover and let simmer till tomatoes are soft.
Add the chick pea and let it cook a while to absorb the flavours…
…then add the chopped butternut.
Add a bit of water, not too much though and check on seasoning. Cover and simmer till butternut is cooked through.
Garnish with the coriander leaves once ready.
I added some fresh chillies on mine.

It is not too spicy but very flavourful. You can cook earlier and let rest so the flavours can deepen further before serving.

It goes well with minty flatbread that is very easy to make. 1 1/2 cups of self raising flour, I cup of natural yoghurt, a pinch of salt, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp dried mint. Knead well till soft and smooth, and cook on a griddle pan. Serve hot.
Colourful, healthy, tasty and filling. Right up my alley.

I added some fresh chilli on top too but this is optional. This is an amazingly flavour filled vegetarian meal to add to your normal meal plan. It will leave you satisfied, is good to look at, easy to make, nutritious and tasty too.

Definitely worth a try.

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