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Fried Aubergine with Soy, Honey and Chilli

Fried Aubergine with Soy and Honey

  • Author: Tastebotanical
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Frying


Soft, fried aubergine is enhanced by the umami of soy sauce and the heat of dried chilli and sweetened with a touch of honey in this fifteen minute recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 large aubergines
  • 2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes


  1. Chop the aubergines into cubes of approximately 1 cm.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan.
  3. Add the aubergine cubes, crushed garlic, honey, soy sauce and chilli flakes to the pan.
  4. Fry for about 10 minutes.  By this point, the aubergine should be soft, dark brown and glossy and all the liquid will have been absorbed.
  5. This dish can be eaten hot or at room temperature.


This recipe is vegetarian but , if agave syrup is substituted for the honey, can be vegan.

Keywords: aubergine, vegetarian, soy sauce