Vegan Eggplant Paprikas

I served this stew with freshly baked bread. The traditional chicken paprikas served in my childhood home was served with dumplings, noodles or potatoes. Another classic Hungarian addition to this dish is sour cream dolloped on top. Pick your starch and enjoy a simple hearty stew. Add sour cream if you wish or keep it vegan as is.
DSC_00052 Tablespoons canola oil
1 onion; diced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 pepper; diced
2 cloves garlic; crushed
3 cups diced tomatoes
2 Tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon marjoram
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
dash (+) cayenne pepper (optional)
1 eggplant; cut into bite sized pieces
1 cup fresh parsley; chopped

Preheat a large stockpot with a heavy bottom over medium heat. Add canola oil and onions, sprinkle with salt, cover and sauté, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes. Add peppers, stir, cover and sauté another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, tomatoes and spices, stir, cover and simmer until the tomatoes break up (about 8 minutes) stirring occasionally. Add the eggplant, stir, cover and bring to a simmer. Stir occasionally while the eggplant softens and absorbs the flavors in the pot (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat, add the parsley, stir and serve with your starch of choice.


4 thoughts on “Vegan Eggplant Paprikas

  1. Ema Jones

    I’m adding some garlic salt instead of garlic cloves, hope it’s fine, as I don’t wanna use garlic here directly…

    1. lenapietri

      Garlic salt contains ingredients other than garlic and salt (read the label to see what else may be in there). I recommend you reduce the salt in the recipe; salt can always be added to finnish a dish but it can not be removed. Happy, healthy eating-

      1. Ema Jones

        Hi Lena, what’s up?
        Thanks for your concern about the health. Well, I find the garlic cloves flavor very strong. Garlic salt quenches your craving for garlic and is not strong either. I will be managing the QTY of salt, maybe I totally eliminate the simple salt. Happy Cooking ❤ ❤

  2. lenapietri

    Not all garlic salts are made the same so I am not suggesting you eliminate it totally, just read the label as you would for anything you ingest. If garlic does not suit your taste you can use a smaller amount of garlic, lets say half a clove for this recipe, or eliminate it completely.


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