Food Recipes Curried Eggplant With Tomatoes and Basil 3.9 (858) 18 Reviews This meat-free meal gets a bold, slightly nutty flavor—and lots of protein and fiber—from earthy chickpeas. By Sara Quessenberry Updated on October 31, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Con Poulos Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts You won't miss the meat in this vegetarian meal. Chickpeas add protein and fiber to this curried eggplant dish, while the tomatoes and basil enhance its vitamin profile. Ingredients 1 cup white basmati rice kosher salt and black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved 1 eggplant (about 1 pound), cut into ½-inch pieces 1 ½ teaspoons curry powder 1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed ½ cup fresh basil ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt (preferably Greek), optional Directions In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine the rice, 1½ cups water, and ½ teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Stir the rice once, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 18 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, eggplant, curry powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until eggplant is tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chickpeas and cook just until heated through, about 3 minutes. Remove the vegetables from heat and stir in the basil. Fluff the rice with a fork. Serve the vegetables over the rice with yogurt, if using. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 339 Calories 5g Fat 71g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 339 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 697mg 30% Total Carbohydrate 71g 26% Total Sugars 8g Protein 9g Calcium 65mg 5% Iron 3mg 17% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.