Aubergine balls

Total time: 1hr 30m
Preparation Time: 60m

For 4 people


Luca (FOOBY Team)

Nutritional Information

Contains 340 Kcal, 10g Protein, 52g Carbohydrates, 8g Fat


  • Aubergines
  • 400 g aubergines, cut into approx. 1.5 cm slices
  • Make the balls
  • 2 spring onions incl. green parts, finely chopped
  • 2 lemongrass sticks, core finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 1 tin chickpeas (approx. 400 g), rinsed, drained
  • 50 g white flour
  • 1 bunch coriander, 1/2 coarsely chopped, rest set aside
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • To fry
  • oil for frying
  • Rice noodle salad
  • salted water, boiling
  • 100 g rice noodles
  • 1 bunch radish, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, use only the juice
  • 3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 0.25 tsp salt

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  • Aubergines

    Spread the aubergines on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • To bake

    Bake for approx. 30 mins. in the centre of an oven preheated to 200°C. Remove the aubergine slices and allow to cool slightly.
  • Make the balls

    Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Sauté the lemongrass, spring onions, garlic and chilli for approx. 5 mins., transfer to a bowl. Roughly purée the chickpeas, coriander and aubergines in batches in the food processor. Add to the bowl with flour and salt, knead by hand to make a compact mass, shape into approx. 20 balls.
  • To fry

    Heat the oil in the same frying pan, fry the balls on all sides for approx. 10 mins.
  • Rice noodle salad

    Cook the rice noodles for approx. 5 mins. in boiling water, rinse under cold water and drain. Add the radishes, carrots and cucumber to a bowl with the noodles. Mix in the lime juice, sweet chilli sauce and salt, plate up. Distribute the aubergine balls and remaining coriander on top.

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