Spicy pork & aubergine

Spicy pork & aubergine

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(41 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
A simple spicy dish - serve it up with a pile of fluffy rice

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal293
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.4g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 small aubergine (about 250g/9oz), trimmed and diced



    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 500g lean pork fillet, 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


  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.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments (52)

Paxos Girl's picture

Definitely needs extra spice. I used 3 tbsp of hot curry powder for the two of us and it wasn't too hot. Good recipe and will stay in our binder.

q78265's picture

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

Felt like I invested a lot of time for not much reward.

lostkat's picture

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

daveredfern's picture

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

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

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

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

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

we put 4 tbsp of curry powder in. It was delicious.

chris-suarez's picture

Quick and easy to make, and there is no compromise in taste. I definitely recommend this to all.

west1871's picture

was quite bland, not very spicy but edible

extra_strong_mint's picture

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

clissy33's picture

Definitely make this again, absolutely delicious.

wjemma's picture

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

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

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

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.


Questions (4)

Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved…

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe…

Tips (2)

Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.

Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe…