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Stewed Eggplant and Tomatoes Indian Style

By April 30, 2017Recipes
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Eggplants are fascinating looking, but what do you do with them? I love to combine stewed eggplant with tomatoes for a simple and flavorful Indian-inspired dish.

Of course, it’s wonderful to make this stewed eggplant dish with freshly picked tomatoes and eggplants from the garden, CSA, or farmer’s market, but you can make this dish year-round by using canned tomatoes and it is just as good. The raisins give it a little sweetness, but if you’re watching your sugar, feel free to reduce the amount.

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Stewed Eggplant and Tomatoes Indian Style

You can make this dish year-round by using canned tomatoes and it is just as good as with fresh vegetables.

Category Paleo, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alma Schneider


  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes or equivalent amount of fresh tomatoes
  • 1 very large eggplant unpeeled if organic cut into centimeter-sized cubes
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil or other neutral oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch peeled ginger minced or grated
  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground fennel
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins


  1. In a large pot over low flame, add oil.
  2. When oil is hot, add in ginger and garlic. Saute for a few minutes and be careful not to let it burn.
  3. Add in all the spices and stir to combine with the garlic and ginger.
  4. Add in the tomatoes, raisins, and eggplant. Stir with the spice mixture and let simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring every few minutes so it doesn't burn.
  5. Serve hot with brown rice, white rice, quinoa, or sweet potato.

Recipe Notes

You can add in your protein of choice, as well.

Alma Schneider
Alma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, cooking coach, and food blogger. She is the founder of Take Back the Kitchen, a lifestyle program created to help people recognize and overcome common and unique obstacles to planning and preparing healthy meals. Alma provides demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements for individuals and non-profits, as well as for corporate wellness workshops, lunch and learns, and company retreats.

Alma has presented at TEDx and is the recipient of The American Red Cross award for Community Service. She has been featured on the Today Show, TV Land, CBS News and is a frequent contributor for CBS, Diabetic Lifestyle, and She has been featured in Family Circle Magazine, Family Fun Magazine, and numerous other websites and publications. Her syndicated recipe column appears in more than twenty print and online newspapers. Alma has been on the Whole Life Challenge for a year and a half and has never felt better.