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Bell Peppers, Tomatoes And Eggplant stew

Bell Peppers, Tomatoes And Eggplant stew – A lovely and refreshing choice for a family meal. This vibrantly colored, robustly flavored Eggplant stew is loaded with Onions, Red bell peppers, Yellow bell peppers, Green bell peppers, and Scallions.

Eggplant stew loaded with Red Bell peppers, Green Bell Peppers and Yellow Bell peppers

If you haven’t had Eggplant stew before then you are missing out. Eggplant is naturally fat-free, it’s high in antioxidants, it’s rich in fiber and low in calorie. They are flavorful and so indulgent.

Eggplant Stew served with boiled Potatoes

Eggplant stew is a stew of my childhood memories. Whenever my mom made this stew, we usually serve it over boiled yams and if there’s any left over, we serve it over white Rice. However, this is a fun and delicious twist to my moms’ recipe.

Flavorful and delicious Eggplant stew


How to Cook Eggplant

This Eggplant stew is very simple and quick to put together, this is how:

  • Trim the stems leave the skin on unless it’s thick. (If the skin is thick you can peel it off).
  • Soak the Eggplants in Salted water
  • Prepare the Sauce by combing the Onions, Tomatoes, Smoked Fish and seasoning
  • Drain the soaked Eggplants and add to the prepared sauce
  • Sprinkle with Parsley (optional) and serve

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Salting and draining eggplants

Some raw Eggplants have a bitter taste so I will recommend salting it and allowing it to sit in hot water for about 5 to 10 minutes prior to preparing this meal. When you are ready to use it, just drain off the water.  It will not only take away the bitterness in your eggplant it will also soften it and make it ready to absorb the sauce.


Delicious Eggplant Stew

Delicious Eggplant Stew

Bell peppers, Tomato and Stew

Eggplant stew – A lovely and refreshing choice for a family meal. This Vibrant color, robustly flavored Eggplant stew is loaded with Onions, Red bell peppers, Yellow bell peppers, Green bell peppers, and Scallions.
4.95 from 18 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: homemade, stew
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5 People
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu


  • 1 EggPlant
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Greed Bell Peper
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Yellow Bell Pepper
  • 4 Ripe Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 1/4 lb Smoked Salmon Fish
  • 2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Bouillon powder Optional
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


  • Trim the stem of the Garden Egg and cut into small Cubes.
  • Pour the cut Garden Egg in a glass bowl, sprinkle with some Salt and pour hot water over it and leave it to soak for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the Olive oil in a skillet, add the Diced Onions and cook till it becomes translucent about 3 to 5 minutes
  • Add the Chili Flakes and minced Garlic cook for another 2 minutes
  • Stir in the Diced Tomatoes, and season with Salt, Paprika and Black Pepper. Cover it up and leave to simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes
  • Add the Smoked Fish (Seasoning Cube) and stir in the stock. Then, add the Garden Egg, mix well and leave to cook for about 10 to 15 minutes until the pulp becomes tender.


Go easy on the addition of the smoked Fish. A little goes a long way, else, the taste will overpower your stew. If you don’t like smoked fish, or you don’t have it at hand, you can add sausage or just use seasoning Cube to give more depth of flavor of the stew


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2030IU | Vitamin C: 76.7mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1.3mg


Go easy on the addition of the smoked Fish. A little goes a long way, else, the taste will overpower your stew.

If you don’t like smoked fish, or you don’t have it at hand, you can add sausage or just use seasoning Cube to give more depth of  flavor of the stew


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Recipe Rating


Thursday 25th of January 2024

I found this recipe a year ago when I didn't know what to do with an eggplant and it immediately became a favorite. I have actually never had smoked fish on hand, but the stew is so good even without that I forget! Potatoes and corn are a tasty addition when skipping the fish. I haven't been much of a cook before, but I'm starting to learn more and am so excited to finally explore the rest of your recipes. Thank you Lola!

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Friday 2nd of February 2024

This is great, Natalie. Thanks for the addition. 🥂 Cheers to exploration.

Gloria Corfias

Saturday 25th of September 2021

Great base recipe!!! 2nd time I added black beans and we rolled the mixture in tortillas…..Mediterranea and Middle East meets Mex!!! Yummy. Thank you for a delicious base 👍🏽

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Great idea Gloria! I've never thought of adding black beans. I will try it the next time I make this recipe. Thanks for sharing. 😊😊😊


Saturday 6th of February 2021

I really love what you are doing Lola. It really helps busy young African men like me who usually eat outside because they don't know how to get the flavors right.

Thank you very much

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 29th of June 2021

I'm glad you are finding this site helpful and thanks for letting me know 😊


Sunday 5th of January 2020

Delicious and so easy to make. I put some hot peppers in it. Eggplant is so healthy veggie. Thank you for the recipe. I forgot to make pictures for instagram 😔😔😔. And I thought I make for two days. NOT! Almost seeing the bottem of my pan.😊😊😊. So I ll make a little side dish with rice with the rest of your eggplant stew. Have a nice day! 👌👌👌💖💖💖

Lola Osinkolu

Monday 6th of January 2020

That’s terrific Ira! The hot peppers – great idea! I’m so pleased you loved it!! ... I wish could see the pictures though. Maybe when next you make it.

Andrea Metlika

Tuesday 30th of July 2019

I love eating eggplant with a variety of bell peppers. Never heard of a stew with them. This sounds so flavorful and yummy.