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Meera Sodha's Sesame Tamarind Aubergine

Meera Sodha's Sesame Tamarind Aubergine

Rating
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(217 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Indian

"The people of Andhra Pradesh love their pungent, spicy and sour flavours, as well as cooking vegetables in rich pastes made of sesame seeds, poppy seeds or peanuts. This dish is typical of the region and uses tamarind for sourness and sesame seeds for rich creaminess. I’ve borrowed the cracked wheat from Andhra’s neighbouring state Hyderabad."

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Indian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 onion
Aubergine
1 aubergine
Tomato
2 tomatoes
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
Sesame-seeds
20g toasted sesame seeds †
fresh-mint
10g fresh mint
Greek-yoghurt
150g organic Greek yoghurt †
ground-cumin
1 tsp ground cumin seeds
cayenne-pepper
1/2 tsp spicy cayenne pepper
ground-coriander
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
bulgur-wheat
150g pilavlik bulgur †
Tamarind
1 tbsp tangy tamarind paste
You Will Need
Food processor, pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 aubergine
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g toasted sesame seeds<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 10g mint
  • 1 Greek-style yoghurt pot (150g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 130g bulgur wheat<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tamarind paste sachet (15g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 527 kJ
126 kcal
1970 kJ
470 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
4.1 g
1.6 g
15.4 g
6 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
18.3 g
4.1 g
68.6 g
15.4 g
Fibre 4.8 g 18 g
Protein 4.8 g 17.8 g
Salt 0.1 g 0.36 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 aubergine
aubergine
1 tomato
tomato
1 garlic clove
garlic
10g toasted sesame seeds
sesame seeds
10g mint
mint (100%)
1 Greek-style yoghurt pot (150g)
Organic Greek style natural yoghurt (milk)100%
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground coriander
ground coriander
130g bulgur wheat
bulgur (wheat gluten)
1 tamarind paste sachet (15g)
light brown soft sugar, tamarind concentrate, ginger puree, garlic puree, water, green jalapeno chilli puree,orange juice concentrate, cornflour, salt, citric acid, potassium sorbate
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (sesame, milk, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Meera Sodha's Sesame Tamarind Aubergine

Peel and finely slice the onion[s]

2 Meera Sodha's Sesame Tamarind Aubergine

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) over a medium heat with 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] vegetable oil

Once hot, add the onions with a pinch of salt and cook for 10-12 min until soft and golden

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Meanwhile, peel the garlic and roughly chop the tomatoes

Blitz the whole garlic, tomatoes, sesame seeds, tamarind paste, cayenne, ground cumin, ground coriander, 1 tsp [2 tsp] salt, 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar and 100ml [200ml] cold water in a blender

Tip: if you don't own a food processor, just chop the garlic and tomatoes finely and combine them with the other ingredients 

4 Meera Sodha's Sesame Tamarind Aubergine

Boil a kettle 

Slice the aubergines into 4, lengthways 

Cut the slices into batons (see picture)

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Add the sauce to the softened onion and cook for 2 min

Add the aubergine, season with pepper and stir thoroughly to coat the aubergine in the sauce

Cover and cook for 15 min or until soft and tender

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Meanwhile, add the bulgur to a pot with plenty of boiled water (the same as you would for pasta) and cook over a high heat for 10-15 min or until tender with a slight bite, then drain and return to the pot

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Meanwhile, strip the mint leaves from the stems and chop roughly

 

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Once cooked, serve the aubergine over the bulgur wheat, dot the yoghurt over and garnish with mint 

Enjoy!

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