Spiced aubergine and tomatoes with yogurt

Spiced aubergine and tomatoes with yogurt

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This spiced aubergine and tomatoes dish is from Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell's new seafood-focused restaurant, Westerns Laundry. This vegetarian recipe is easy to make and packed with punchy flavours


Try this recipe for spiced aubergines, then check out more aubergine recipes, including our smoked aubergine with pepper and walnut salad.



  • aubergines 2, quartered lengthways
  • olive oil
  • red onions 2, finely chopped
  • red chilli 1, chopped
  • coriander seeds 1/2 tsp, toasted and crushed
  • cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, toasted and crushed
  • cayenne pepper a pinch
  • tomato purée 1 tbsp
  • chopped tomatoes 1 x 400g tin
  • sultanas 50g
  • red peppers 2, seeded and quartered
  • tomatoes 2 ripe
  • mint a handful, chopped
  • coriander a handful, chopped
  • natural yogurt to serve


  • Step 1

    Put the aubergines in a colander over the sink and sprinkle with 1 tsp of salt.

  • Step 2

    Leave for 20 minutes before rinsing under cold running water. Pat dry with kitchen paper.

  • Step 3

    Heat a frying pan over a medium heat with the olive oil and fry the red onions for 15-20 minutes until soft and lightly golden.

  • Step 4

    Add the garlic and chilli, and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cayenne pepper and tomato purée and cook for 2 minutes, then tip in the chopped tomatoes and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the sultanas.

  • Step 6

    While the sauce is cooking, heat a BBQ  to high (see notes, below).

  • Step 7

    Brush the peppers, aubergines and tomatoes with a little olive oil.

  • Step 8

    The tomatoes will cook quicker, so take them off when they are charred. Roughly chop and add to the sauce.

  • Step 9

    Stir through the herbs, season and serve with yogurt.

If you’re not barbecuing the veg, then brush with the oil and cook in the oven at 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 for 30-40 minutes until they’re really soft.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 278
  • Fat 14g
  • Saturates 2.1g
  • Carbs 26.8g
  • Sugars 24.9g
  • Fibre 11.2g
  • Protein 5.5g
  • Salt 0.2g