Halve the aubergines, and prick all over with a sharp knife point. Mix the remaining ingredients, and spread the paste all over the aubergines. Place on a non-stick baking sheet, and roast in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 for 15 minutes, and then turn down the heat and cook until the aubergines are soft when pierced with a knife.
Serve on a platter with sliced mild onions, wedges of lime, fresh mint, some fruit chutney, and some lime or mango pickle.
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