These lentils get their unique sweet and sour flavour from tamarind. Known as the ‘date of India’ it has both a sticky sweetness and also a tangy sourness. The aubergines are slightly crispy and add a beautiful texture against the silky lentils.
Chickpeas make a great vegetarian alternative when you have to cook for meat eaters. The sky is the limit when thinking about what ingredients to add with them, and once cooked they can be eaten hot or cold.