This dish takes a few of the simplest of ingredients and turns them into something healthy and satisfying… comfort food at its best. It makes a perfect main course or served as a side dish to meat, fish or chicken.

aubergine and potato bake recipe

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: South African
  • 4 Large Potatoes Sliced into Roundels
  • 2 Large Long Aubergines Sliced into Roundels
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 Heaped Tsp Curry Powder
  • ½ Cup Oil Divided
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Sliced
  • A Few Fresh Curry Leaves
  • 1 Large Onion Thickly Sliced
  • 1 Cup Mixed Coloured Peppers Julienned
  • 1 Tsp Mango Powder or 1 Tbles Lemon Juice
  • Season to Taste
  • 1 Cup Baby Rosa Tomatoes Halved
  • ¼ Cup Coriander to Garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Spice the potatoes and aubergines with the salt, chilli powder, curry powder and half of the oil.
  3. This can now either be baked separately in the oven, fried in a pan or air fried.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan and add the garlic, curry leaves, onion and julienned peppers and the mango powder or lemon juice if using.
  5. Season to taste
  6. Sauté for a few minutes until translucent, but still crisp. Stir through the baby tomatoes and the coriander
  7. Spray a large ovenproof dish with cooking spray and layer the potatoes, then the aubergines and finally the onion mix.
  8. Bake for approximately 15-20 mins.
  9. Garnish with more coriander and serve with chicken or fish.