Cypriot Stuffed Aubergines and Minty Cumin yoghurt

Cuisine : Cypriot
Calories : 483
Type : Vegetarian
Serving Size : 6
Course : Appetizer
Preparation Time : 70  Min

No Ingredient Quantity Measure Type
1 aubergines 3 Piece
2 lentils 200 Gms
3 Water 750 Ml
4 Garlic 4 Clove
5 Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
6 Onions 2 Piece
7 Tomato 4 large
8 Tomato puree 1 Tablespoon
9 Cayenne 2 Teaspoon
10 Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
11 Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
12 Red chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
13 Salt and ground black pepper 0 To taste

Recipe Details
These SPICY aubergines are stuffed with lentils, making them a wonderful vegetarian main meal or appetizer.

Cooking Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 250C/495F/Gas 9.
2. Grease a large oven to table dish - or a roasting dish with a little of the olive oil.
3. Rinse the lentils under cold running water. Drain and place in a saucepan with the water and garlic. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. The consistency should be thick because this will be stuffed in the aubergines.
4. Cut the aubergines in half lengthways & bake them in the pre-heated oven for about 20 - 30 minutes. Leave them to cool and scoop out most of the flesh and keep it aside for stuffing, leaving an inch thick border to form a shell.
5. Whilst the aubergines are cooking, heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the onions, tomatoes and fry gently for 5 minutes. Chop the scooped aubergine flesh and add to the pan with spices. Cook gently for another 5 minutes. Now add the lentils, tomato puree,all the spices & salt and pepper to taste.
6. Spoon the mixture into the shells. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
7. Make the minted cumin yoghurt whilst the aubergines are baking; add the cumin and mint to the yoghurt & mix well. Put it into an attractive dish and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
8. Serve the aubergines hot or cold, topped with the minted cumin yoghurt and an extra sprinkling of cayenne pepper if you need an extra "kick"!

Garnishing Instructions
Garnish with the mintes cumin yoghurt and an extra sprinkling of cayenne pepper.

Serving Instructions
Serve the aubergines hot or cold.

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