Spicy pork & aubergine

Spicy pork & aubergine

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A simple spicy dish - serve it up with a pile of fluffy rice

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
293
protein
31g
carbs
16g
fat
11g
saturates
2g
fibre
6g
sugar
0g
salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 small aubergine (about 250g/9oz), trimmed and diced
  • 500g lean pork fillets, trimmed of any fat and sliced
  • 2 sweet red peppers, seeded and cut into chunky strips
  • 2-3 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 400g can plum tomatoes
  • 150ml water
  • cooked basmati rice, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan with a lid. Tip in the onions and aubergine and fry for 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until soft and golden brown.
  2. Tip in the pork and fry for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it starts to brown. Mix in the pepper strips and stir fry for about 3 minutes until soft.
  3. Sprinkle in the curry powder. Stir fry for a minute, then pour in the tomatoes and water. Stir vigorously, cover the pan and leave the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes until the tomatoes break down to form a thick sauce (you can add a drop more water if the mixture gets too thick). Season with salt and pepper and serve with basmati rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2002

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q78265's picture
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I made this as I love cooked aubergine, and it was nice enough, but nothing special. I used medium curry powder, but it could have done with something else to give it a bit more flavour/kick. Maybe I'll try curry paste next time as other readers have done.

pewter's picture
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Felt like I invested a lot of time for not much reward.

lostkat's picture
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Lovely, quick, filling low fat midweek meal. Will be making it again :) Halved the ingredients except the tomatoes for 2 people.

daveredfern's picture
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enjoyed this meal. used medium curry powder to give it a bit more spice. Would use chicken instead of pork next time but probably won't make it again when there are so many other curry recipes which are nicer.

ninnamm's picture
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Made this with chicken, nothing special and quite runny. Eggplants disappeared into sauce, shame, I love eggplants! Will try again with pork and more eggplants, and will try Gigi's suggestion of cooking it uncovered.

tealight9's picture
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I will try this recipe again but I think I'll add some more spices didn't have enough depth and flavour for our liking.

karenhclarke's picture
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I found this rather bland

traciekan's picture

didnt have aubergines!!! so did without and perfectly yummy added a couple of celery sticks chopped not too finely.

paulinenoon's picture

This was a beautifull curry. Just right in flavour. I found organic pork was best for this recipe as some porks can be chewy. My self i prefer succulant and melt in your mouth meat.
Organic meat can be quite exspensive, which is why i dont always purchase this meat, in wich case id buy a cheaper version, but cook it in a slow cooker for a good couple of hours. Hey prestowe your meat should now be succulant.
Happy eating

rowheldew's picture
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Absolutly delicious, as per the common theme next time I would add a little more spices as this recipe is VERY mild and it could do with a kick, but it was a def hit and would make again.

sara79's picture
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we put 4 tbsp of curry powder in. It was delicious.

chris-suarez's picture
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Quick and easy to make, and there is no compromise in taste. I definitely recommend this to all.

west1871's picture
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was quite bland, not very spicy but edible

extra_strong_mint's picture
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I added garlic and a few other extras, otherwise it would have been really bland.

clissy33's picture
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Definitely make this again, absolutely delicious.

wjemma's picture
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Made this for dinner last night and it went down very well! I used about 1 tbsp curry powder and 2 tbsp curry paste. nicely spicy but not overbearing at all. I also used 2 small aubergines.

Just finished off the left overs today and it tasted just as good, if not better the next day!

This will def be a family favourite for years to come!

weeble's picture
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I chargrilled the peppers & added them near the end of cooking. I also used fresh tomatoes & "stewing" pork in the slow cooker...yum yum

Fozzler's picture
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Thought this was a tasty dish. Good for weeknights as it's easy to make, and also freezes well to be reheated for a quick meal. I halved the recipe as was making it for 2, and it made two large portions.

tphotiou's picture
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I thought this was a perfectly fine weeknight meal but nothing about the dish blew me away. My partner really enjoyed it but I found it a bit unimpressive! I would maybe try again with a different meat as I don't think the pork was great.

superhans's picture
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makes a nice change because usually i just eat red shoe polish

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