Deep fry the aubergines, and keep on kitchen paper
to absorb the extra oil . Alternatively, brush the aubergine slices
with oil, and grill both sides. Heat oil in a large pan. Add the
onions and fry till soft, add garlic, then the minced meat. Fry
for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, water, mixed spices, salt and
pepper. Boil, then lower the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Prpare the white sauce by heating the oil in a saucepan. Add the
flour. Cook for few minutes, then add the milk gradually. Add
the spices, salt and pepper. Boil, then lower the heat and simmer
for 10 minutes. Layer the aubergines with the sauces in an oven
tray, starting with meat sauce, and finishing with a layer of
aubergines. Sprinkle with the grated cheese. Put in a hot oven
for 15 minutes or till the cheese melts.