In a large skillet, heat oil until it is just below smoking point. Add the onions, peppers, mushrooms carrots and salt.
Sauté until the vegetables are beginning to brown. Add the eggplant and continue to sauté for 1 more minutes.
Stir in the curry powder, garlic and tomatoes. Add the water and bring to a Low boil for 3 minutes. Add the rice, bringing to boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer.
Cook for 10 minutes. When the rice has finished cooking, stir in the basil and serve.
Top with a tablespoon of plain yogurt if desired.
NOTES: Can reduce the amount of curry powder to 1/2 Tablespoon. A vegetarian main dish or side dish with meat main dish.Servings: