Smoked Eggplant Curry
What comes to mind when I think of eggplants? Nightshade,my grand mom’s peculiar taste for that color in a sari, the color purple,the yummy goodness of having them stuffed with spices…yes the list is endless .
The eggplant is a very versatile vegetable in that, it plays a very good supporting role in any show when paired with different spicy sauces, letting them be the star of the show. An eggplant can handle anything, you throw its way.One can cook them in various ways- grilled, steamed,stuffed,roasted, burnt, pickled…any which way imaginable.
The eggplant by nature is a soft, spongy,mild vegetable when paired with different sauces brings out the best in them,soaking up anything you pair it with.It has amazing health benefits too in that it regulate blood sugar levels keeping diabetes in control, helps in weight loss,memory function and antibacterial properties.
This morning, it has been raining heavily here, the need for having something spicy smoked was strong,the first thing that came to mind was this recipe of Smoked Eggplant curry paired with rice dumplings for brunch…somehow the pitter patter of the rain felt like petals from the sky smile emoticon It’s a quick & easy recipe,makes a delicious dish to pair with flat bread, rice dumplings or just plain rice.Enjoy.