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Recipe from: 6/1/2002 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 13
Servings 6
Time 20 minutes


  • 2
    medium aubergines
  • 125
    good-quality olive oil
  • 2
    large onions
  • 1
    fresh chilli, chopped
  • 2
    carrots, peeled
  • 1
    stick celery
  • 1
    red pepper
  • 1
    green pepper
  • 1
    yellow pepper
  • 6
    small courgettes
  • 4
    cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3
    tomatoes, skinned and diced
  • fresh Mediterranean herbs, tied in a bunch (such as marjoram, rosemary and thyme)


15-20 minutes

Peel the brinjals and cut into 1 cm cubes.
Dice the remaining veggies into similar-sized pieces.
Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat.
Add the onions, chilli, carrots and celery.
Sauté, stirring, until the onions turn translucent.
Stir in the red pepper and cook for one minute, then stir in the green pepper and cook for another minute.
Add the yellow pepper and courgettes and cook for a further minute, then add the brinjal, garlic, tomatoes and seasoning to taste.
Tuck the bunch of herbs beneath the veggies.
Cover and simmer until the brinjal is just soft.
Add a little extra oil during the cooking if the veggies look too dry.
Serve with lamb chops or roast lamb and pasta.


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