Skip to content
Goan-style aubergine curry  recipe

Goan-style aubergine curry recipe

20 ratings

See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 317 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 aubergines
  • 2tsp salt
  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 1 thumb-size piece ginger, peeled and finely sliced into matchsticks
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely diced
  • ½tsp mustard seeds
  • ½tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 1tbsp tamarind paste
  • 6-8 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 x 400ml can coconut milk
  • salt and pepper, as desired

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    25g 36%
  • Saturates

    17g 85%
  • Sugars

    16g 18%
  • Salt

    1.9g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 17.9g Protein 5.6g Fibre 10.5g


  1. Cut the aubergines into chunks and salt in a colander for 30 minutes to help them soak up less oil.
  2. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion, garlic and ginger until golden. Add the chilli and mustard seeds and toast for one minute. Add the aubergines and the rest of the spices and stir thoroughly to coat. Cook for five minutes, then add the tamarind, tomatoes and coconut milk.
  3. Add enough water to cover, bring to the boil, turn the heat down and simmer gently until the aubergines are tender – about 20 minutes. Check the seasoning and serve with rice or naan bread.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Cook as instructed and allow to cool completely. Then transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. To reheat and serve, place on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the dish is heated through.

You may also like

Be the first to comment

Before you comment please read our community guidelines.