Coconut dhal with roasted aubergines recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 30mins to cook
  • 327 calories / serving
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A satisfying, simple family meal that's ready and on the table in less than an hour.

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the aubergine in a roasting tin and sprinkle over the cumin seeds and half the olive oil. Season and roast for 25-30 minutes, until charred and tender. Set aside.

Meanwhile, put the lentils in a pan with the turmeric and coconut milk. Season, then pour over 250ml (8fl oz) water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes, until the lentils are soft, adding more water if needed.

Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and add the onion and garlic. Fry over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes, until golden and tender. Stir the onions and garlic along with the curry powder into the lentil mixture and cook for another minute.

Divide the dhal between 4 serving bowls. Top with the roasted aubergine, scatter over the chopped coriander and serve immediately. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 2 aubergines, cut into large chunks
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, roughly crushed
  • 30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
  • 200g red lentils
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1 x 400ml (14fl oz) tin half fat coconut milk
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1tsp medium-hot curry powder
  • handful fresh chopped coriander
  • Energy 1375kj 327kcal 16%
  • Fat 14g 20%
  • Saturates 7g 37%
  • Sugars 8g 9%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.8g Protein 14.9g Fibre 10.7g


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