Curried aubergine with bavette
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
Creamy coconut and lightly spiced aubergine work wonderfully with bavette steak. Feel free to swap the naan for rice or even homemade poppadums
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 banana shallots , thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
- 2 tsp coriander seeds
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 2 aubergines , cut into small cubes
- 60g creamed coconut
- 2 naans breads
- 10g butter
- 300g leftover cooked bavette steak , thinly sliced
- 50g flaked almonds , toasted
- 50g pomegranate seeds
- natural yogurt and mango chutney, to serve (optional)
- STEP 1
Heat the oil in a sauté pan with a lid over a medium heat. Add the shallots and cook for 8 mins, stirring occasionally, until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 min more, then add the spices. Cook for a further 30 secs until fragrant.
- STEP 2
Tip in the aubergine and give everything a good stir to coat in the spice mix. Add the creamed coconut, a pinch of salt and 500ml boiling water. Break down the creamed coconut with the back of a wooden spoon, then put the lid on and cook for 15 mins until the aubergine is tender.
- STEP 3
Meanwhile, heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Dot the butter over the naans, wrap the leftover bavette in a foil parcel, then put them both on a large baking tray to warm through for 5 mins. Tear the naans into pieces.
- STEP 4
Taste the aubergine for seasoning, then pile up the bavette in the middle of the curry. Sprinkle over the almonds, pomegranate seeds, and a dollop of yogurt and mango chutney, if using. Serve from the pan in the middle of the table with the naan on the side for scooping.