Cook the aubergine in batches until soft and golden. My friend Dean is a bit of a secret culinary whizz. Heat 2 tbsp oil in pan. Add the aubergine, turn up the heat and cook for 5 -7 minutes until the aubergine and onions are golden. Recipe: Vegan Tomato & Aubergine Curry. Turn the heat down and add the garlic, ginger, chilli and salt and cook for 1 more minute. His family background is eastern Mediterranean so he has a lot of knowledge of cuisine across that neck of the woods and far beyond. Recipe – Dean’s Brinjal Bhaji (Vegan Aubergine Curry) Posted by Dad That Cooks on November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020. 2. Add the rest of the spices and a splash of water, to stop the pan going dry, and cook for a further 1 minute. 1. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant. Then add the spices (cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili). I’ve got another curry for you guys today. No need to clean out the pan—add the onion and cook until soft and translucent. Reserve aubergine for later.