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Whizz the onions, ginger, almonds, curry powder and coriander stalks until pulpy (add a splash of water if needed). Boil the kettle.
Heat the oil in a pan, then fry the aubergine for 5 mins until browned. Scoop out and set aside. Add the onion paste, then cook for a few mins, stirring, until the onions soften. Return the aubergine to the pan with the yogurt and 400ml hot water. Stir, then simmer for 10-15 mins until the aubergine is tender. Season, then serve over basmati rice, scattered with coriander and almonds.