Aubergine with Lentils

Lentils are very nutritious and full of fiber and protein. They are a great addition to many recipes and a staple for vegetarians Try this interesting  new way to prepare lentils-- the spicy aubergines make it absolutely delicious!

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1/4 lb lentils
1/2 tsp salt
8 oz aubergines 
4 garlic cloves
1 fresh chilli
2 tbs vegetable oil
4 tbs water
10 mint leaves


 Cover lentils  with fresh water, add salt, bring to a boil and cook, covered for 1/2 hour. Drain.

Cut the aubergines lengthwise into 4 pieces and then cut these quarters into 5-cm (2-inch) pieces.

Pound the garlic and chilli together. Then fry them in the vegetable oil until golden.

Add the lentils, aubergine pieces and water to the garlic and chilli in the pan. Continue frying for 2-3 minutes until the aubergines are cooked.

Add the mint leaves, turn the mixture just once with a spoon, and remove from the heat. 


You may serve on top of crusty bread creating the perfect crostini.
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