Eggplant Dhal
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Even if you're not a big fan of Indian food, you will absolutely love this eggplant dhal recipe! It's easy to make, budget-friendly and perfect for a family dinner!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 100g red lentils
  • 1 medium eggplant, cubed
  • 4 Tbsps sunflower oil
  • 1 small bunch of scallions, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsps turmeric
  • 300ml water
  • sea salt, to taste
  • chopped parsley, for garnish
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add onion and scallions and lightly fry them over medium heat, stirring frequently for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add all spices.
  4. Add lentils and water.
  5. Add eggplant and cook on low heat for 20-25 minutes.
  6. When lentils are tender, add salt to taste and mix gently.
  7. Serve with fresh chopped parsley on top.
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at