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 180ยฐC
  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. Sautรฉ 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.