Roasted Aubergine Boats with Halloumi

Escape to the streets of Bangalore with these tasty aubergine boats that are packed full of delicious flavours.


Recipe Prep Icon Preparation Time

20 mins

Recipe Cooking Icon Cooking Time

55 mins

Recipe Serves Icon Serves

4 people


  • 1 Pot Bangalore Lentil Daal (600g)
  • 3 Large Aubergines
  • 3 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
  • Pinch Chilli Flakes
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 300g Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 50g Grated Halloumi
  • 100g Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • To Serve: Plain Yoghurt & Mint

Cooking Instructions

  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 190c / fan 170 / gas 5.
  • Step 2
    Cut the aubergines in half lengthways. Using a sharp knife make a series of deep slashes diagonally across the flesh, but not right through to the skin.
  • Step 3
    Mix the chilli with half the oil and spoon over the aubergines. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and roast in the oven for 35 mins.
  • Step 4
    Leave to cool slightly then scoop out the aubergine flesh.
  • Step 5
    Mix with the cherry tomatoes, grated Halloumi and soup.
  • Step 6
    Place the mixture back into the Aubergine shells, sprinkle the breadcrumbs and drizzle the rest of the oil then return them back to the oven for 15 mins.
  • Step 7
    Season to taste and serve with yoghurt and mint.