Jamaican Style Eggplant Curry

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Enjoy Jamaican Style Eggplant Curry that is flavorful, healthy, easy to prepare using traditional Jamaican aromatics, and spices. 

Jamaican Style Eggplant Curry

I'm excited to have my family visiting, we get to do a lot of fun things, catch up on when we last visited together, Its always amazing to see how fast the children are going. I can't believe that I saw my nieces in Jamaica in March and now they are much taller.

Well, one of the nephews, Keneil who is 10 years old just loves to cook, I'm just blown away by his culinary skills. As we were in the kitchen preparing supper, I was brainstorming what would my next recipe be to share on my website. He said Aunty, 'you don't have eggplant curry as yet!' 

He was so right, I didn't get to share a vegan eggplant curry recipe as yet. I have lots of other eggplant recipes like Chinese Eggplant In Garlic Sauce, Vegan Eggplant Parmesan, and Vegan Stuffed Eggplant. so I asked him if he wouldn't mind sharing with me his family favorite recipe. You see his dad is Jamaican Indian descent. So this recipe is how Keneil prepares it at home, very simple recipe yet flavorful.

Eggplant for eggplant curry on a cutting board

He used a small Scotch bonnet pepper which he chopped up, if you don't have Scotch bonnet pepper, habanero or cayenne pepper will do.

He prefers to use regular curry plus what he calls, 'Indian curry' a term I believe that is used for Garam Masala because his aunt brought some for me from Jamaica and it is basically roasted spices without turmeric, it is dark in color.

After peeling and chopping up the eggplant, he added the dried spices to the eggplant chunks and rub well to coat. 

He then sauteed the onion, garlic, green onion, Scotch bonnet pepper, thyme until the onion was soft. He then added the eggplant and cook for about 3 minutes stirring constantly.

Next, he added water, bring to a boil, reduced heat to simmer until the eggplant was tender. He added salt to taste. Such an easy dish, so delicious and flavorful.

Eggplant Curry Ingredients

  • Eggplant
  • Coconut Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Green Onions
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Curry Powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Water
  • Salt

How To Cook Eggplant Curry?

  1. Add eggplant to a large bowl, add curry powder, garam masala, mix eggplant to coat and set aside
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic, green onions, Scotch bonnet pepper, and thyme. Cook until onion is soft, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggplant in the saucepan and cook to stir to coat. Add water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer until eggplant is tender, about 20 minutes. Add salt to taste.

Seasoned eggplant

Other Jamaican Curry Recipes To Try

Eggplant Curry vegan

 

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Nutrition

Energy:
118 kcal / 493 kJ
Fat:
0 g
Protein:
2 g
Carbs:
13 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
25 min
Ready in:
35 min
For:
4 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add eggplant to a large bowl, add curry powder, garam masala, mix eggplant to coat and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic, green onions, Scotch bonnet pepper, and thyme. Cook until onion is soft, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggplant and cook to stir to coat. Add water or vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer until eggplant is tender, about 20 minutes. Add salt to taste.
  4. Delicious served over rice.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. puppydogjackson
    August 2, 2019

    Great recipe, easy, fast and healthy thanks, Michelle!