Always vegetarian, often vegan

Spicy eggplant in tomato sauce

Roasted aubergines in a spicy tomato sauce. Delicious with hummus, bell pepper salad and (homemade) Turkish bread (or Pide).

Spicy eggplant in tomato sauce

A delicious spicy sauce that we ate for the first time in Turkey, a long time ago. It was a long time ago now, but glad we dusted off the recipe again. Delicious with Turkish bread and a fresh salad.
Voorbereiding 25 minutes
Bereiding 15 minutes
Totale tijd 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Turkey
Keyword: Chili pepper, eggplant, garlic, ketjap asin or salty soy sauce, spicy, tomatoes
Porties: 2


  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cloves of garlic (optional)
  • 1 Chilli (if you don't like very spicy, remove the seeds)
  • 400 ml canned tomato pieces or fresh mashed tomatoes
  • 1 handful flat-leaf parsley
  • olive oil, pepper, salt



  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  • Cut the eggplant into cubes, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix well.
  • Bake the eggplant in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Eggplant in tomato sauce

  • Saute the garlic and chilli in a dash of olive oil.
  • Add the tomato paste and cook for a few minutes, stirring continuously. The tomato paste will now be very sweet.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and the cooked eggplant.
  • Let it boil for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with a handful of finely chopped flat-leaf parsley.
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