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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