14 May 2009

Today's nutritious recipe from Kinder Kitchen - Mauritian aubergine

My daughter absolutely loves this meal. My partner is Mauritian and his mother serves up the most wonderful tasting vegetable dishes - more to follow. I serve it with freshly cooked rice. It is quick and simple to make and very easy to eat as the vegetables are nice and soft. Should you wish to puree the vegetables after cooking, it is best to remove the curry leaves beforehand.

Mauritian aubergine (from 6-8 months)

1 medium aubergine
1 tomato
1 small onion
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 crushed clove garlic
15 curry leaves
A little water if needed

1. Peel and chop the onion finely. Fry the onion in a saucepan for 5 minutes
2. Meanwhile wash and chop the aubergine and tomato into small squares
3. Add the garlic, ginger and curry leaves to the onion and cook for a couple of minutes before adding the aubergine and tomato. If you find the vegetables sticking to the bottom of the pan, add a little water. Do give the dish a stir every five minutes or so.
4. Place the lid on the pan and cook on a low heat for 20-25 minutes

Delicious served with rice, with pitta bread or cold as a salad.
For smaller babies it is best to remove the curry leaves otherwise they are fine to eat. You do not have to add all the ingredients and can leave either the ginger, garlic or curry leaves out if you wish.

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