I bought a pack of baby aubergines at the weekend – I’m not normally seduced by such things, but they were so pretty … We had about a third of them in the roast veg on Sunday, and I was left with not enough for moussaka, but some. There were also some cold cooked new potatoes lurking in the fridge. So:
Heated some groundnut oil in a shallow pan, and put in some black mustard seeds. Added a chopped red onion, and cooked till translucent. Lobbed in some standard Indian spices, ground (tumeric, cumin, coriander) and a fresh red chilli, sliced. Stirred it all round.
Added the aubergine and potatoes, cut into largish dice. Stirred round some more. Added about 1/2 mug of water, put lid on, left for 15 minutes. Stirred in a load of fresh coriander at the end.
It was utterly lovely – we shall be eating *that* again!
We used up the last of the button mushrooms in a poor man’s mushroom pilau – shallot, cinnamon, mushrooms, rice.