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Aubergine and Chickpea Curry - 166 calories

Serves 4

Red Peppers -1 Med/119g

Chestnut Mushrooms -140g

Baby leaf Spinach -175g

Tomato Puree, Double Concentrated -35g

1 large Raw Aubergine, cut into 2 cm cubes -370g

Celery, finely diced -25g

Oil, Olive -15ml

2 x Garlic Cloves

Coriander, Leaves, Fresh -½ Bunch/10g

Curry Paste, Tikka -75g

Onions -155g

Chick Peas, Canned -1 Can (drained)/240g


Trim and finely dice the celery. Peel and finely chop onion and garlic cloves. Chop the aubergine into small (1.5cm) cubes, de-seed and chop the pepper into large chunks. Wipe and quarter the mushrooms. Open the chickpeas and drain out the water.


Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add onions and celery and stir until softened, but don't allow to brown. Add the garlic, red pepper and aubergine and continue to cook. Once everything has softened (around 20 minutes), add 100ml of water and the tomato puree. Stir through, cover and cook on a low heat for about an hour, checking every 20 minutes or so to check nothing is sticking.

Add the mushrooms, curry sauce and chickpeas. Stir through, cover. Bring to a simmer, and cook covered for a further 20 - 30 minutes. Add the spinach leaves and stir through. Continue to cook for a further 5 minutes until the spinach is wilted.

Sprinkle with the chopped fresh coriander leaves.

I served with celeriac rice - only 25 cals a portion. I stir-fried it in a little olive oil (43 cals) so 68 calories in total.... a lot lower than white rice where I'd have once eaten which at 50g (tiny portion) would have been 168 cals!

For the celeriac rice (80 calories per serving):

Peel and chop 175g (per person) of celeriac into large 3cm chunks. Put into a food processor with a metal blade and "pulse" until the celeriac resembles large grains (larger than rice grains).

Heat 5ml of olive oil per person in a frying pan. Add the celeriac and stir fry stirring constantly for around 5 - 7 minutes until softened.

Chop and add fresh coriander before serving.

I've added a large spoonful of Greek yogurt - 30g = 40 calories.

This whole meal was therefore 286 calories.....

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That’s looks delicious Pineapple27 😊. Thank you for sharing 😊

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Have you tried celeriac in any form? We preferred it to cauliflower rice!


Already filed away for a rainy day, Pineapple27 :) as it sounds delicious. I must try using celeriac as you suggest. I am wondering if you lie in bed at night dreaming up new recipes? It seems like it and keep them coming .......


I use celeriac in a sort of waldorf salad. Currently have a half celeriac in the fridge. Would it work to grate and then whizz it with a hand held blender? I find it quite tough to chop/grate etc. This looks delicious by the way :)


Good luck if you try that method! I can imagine bits of celeriac flying everywhere!


I don't quite have the right kit... your image is quite close to the reality of most of my cooking :)


I've been looking for inspiration at celeriac risotto recipes. I'm thinking of inventing one made with chopped hazelnuts, some fresh thyme and some sort of cheese not sure what sort yet!


Try using your favourite fried leeks. I make a leek and barley risotto, the textures go well together. It might work with celeriac too :)

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Mmm, yes! I think leeks have quite a strong flavour though - and I am thinking that possibly they might mask the lovely flavour of the celeriac.... guess I could use just a small quantity...

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They have a nice texture though. I once had a delicious pea risotto with a mixture of whole peas and pureed peas, that could work maybe. Or just mushrooms... Now my brain's whirring away :)


Hi Pineapple, just wanted to post a quick thank you for your fantastic recipes. I'm a newbie here and I joined initially because of your lovely recipes. I'm in a dash now to do my on-line shopping and I'm using your recipes for the shop. Thanks again for taking the time to post. x


It's a pleasure! I'm pleased that they are inspiring people to try new dishes!


You may also want to check out my blog - lots more recipes there: flidfit.com


Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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