|Eggplant Chana Masala|
Lunch today was Eggplant Chana Masala from Alicia Silverstone's book The Kind Diet. A warming, hearty stew of eggplant, onions, chickpeas and tomatoes hit the spot accompanied by some jasmine rice and my favourite vinegary Korean spinach. The recipe called for 2 cans of chickpeas and I only had one but the pot was overflowing so I didn't make any substitutions. I always use fresh tomatoes in place of canned because I hate the weird flavour the canned ones have. It's impossible to get rid of that tinniness unless you simmer them for a very long time and this is a fast cooking recipe, about 45 minutes in total.