Eggplant Thai Curry

Let’s make Eggplant Thai Curry! It’s vegetarian actually even Vegan and easy to make and so delicious.

First things first, lets gather the ingredients;

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You will need:

  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 2 (Italian) Eggplants, I haven’t got a clue why these are called Italian eggplants, we’ll google that later.
  • 1 red onion
  • 50 grams Red Thai Curry paste, you might use any brand you find, so long as it’s the red Thai curry paste. Consisting of dried red chilli, garlic, lemongrass,shallot,salt , galangal, kefffir lime peel, coriander and cumin seed powder)
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped up or blended
  • Corriander to for garnishing
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder


Chop your eggplants into 1″ cubes, chop onions, crush the garlic and blend the tomatoes or chop them up too.

In your cooking pan add 1 tablespoon vegetable cooking oil, (the one you prefer to use), and add in the chopped onions. Cook uncovered until browned stirring frequently to prevent burning.

Add the eggplants and garlic, stir properly and let the eggplants sweat. Don’t go too far from the pan because the eggplant could burn easily. They prefer a lot of oil in order not to burn but don’t worry just keep stirring and soon enough there will be some juices in the pan. This will take about 7 minutes.

Add the curry paste, tomatoes and turmeric powder. stir it in and cover. Let this cook covered.

When the tomatoes have cooked completely pour in the coconut milk and cover. Let simmer for 10 minutes, check for salt and add if needed.

Garnish with chopped coriander or chopped basil.

Serve with some rice/mashed potatoes.

There you go, enjoy this very tasty dish.  I have said in previous curry recipes that curry is the best go to dish to make on any day. You can grab what you have in your freezer/pantry and just add some spices and voila! You can enjoy a nice home cooked meal.

Happy cooking!

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Molly Kumar says:

    I love Thai Eggplant and it’s a must whenever we eat out at Thai restaurants. I love your recipe for its simplicity and it takes such less time to make it. Haven’t heard of Real Thai brand, but will look for it.


  2. Love a good eggplant curry – so easy, and so easy to adapt to your own taste preferences. I haven’t made one in a while; time to add it to the dinner rotation!


  3. Eggplant is such an underutilized ingredient. I love grabbing a few when I want to have some meatless meals but still want to be full of comfort food. I hope I can find some Italian eggplant in my market as they look a little sweeter than the regular ones!


    1. Khadija says:

      I know!!! and the way they taste really good! They should be used more often


  4. I really love eggplant but never seem to have any good ideas on how to prepare it differently. This looks and sounds so good. Need to try this one soon 🙂


  5. Swathi Iyer says:

    i like thai curry. Also we are great fan of eggplant, when I go asian market I am going to buy thai eggplant and try to make your egg plant curry.


    1. Khadija says:

      You will love it Swathi 🙂


  6. This looks absolutely delicious and oh so easy to make! I will keep it vegetarian since I’ve been on a total eggplant kick lately!!


  7. debi says:

    This looks great. I love that it’s vegan – so often eggplant dishes are covered with cheese. Your towel is really cute too.


  8. Natalie says:

    What an interesting combo – eggplant and curry. I just have to try this. It looks really really good. I love thai food. Pinning and sharing!


    1. Khadija says:

      Thank you so much, Hope you love it as much I do 🙂

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  9. I love eggplant and anything Thai! For some reason I thought Italian eggplant were the big rounder ones.


  10. Jolina says:

    So funny, here they’re called Chinese eggplants teehee. Whatever google says, we love eggplants and using them in a curry is a delicious idea.


  11. I’m so in love with soups, stews and the like this month. Must be the cold damp Ohio winter. This curry will be perfect for the weekend when I try something new!


  12. I need to try more eggplant dishes! Every time I buy eggplant, I make eggplant parmesan or ratatouille. This sounds yummy!


  13. strawberryblondiekitchen says:

    I must admit, I am not a huge fan of eggplant but this looks and sounds delicious. I’m actually looking forward to trying it! Anything with curry is great and I’m guessing this will be the same.


  14. This is a great way to use eggplant. I love the aroma and taste of coconut milk. Any curry is a good curry…with meat…without….ALL ways are delicious.


  15. This year is the year that I’m trying different dishes and new cuisines. This really sounds good and we are huge fans of eggplant. This is definitely on my make list.


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