Eggplant (US, Australia), Aubergine (UK), or Brinjal (South Asia and South Africa) is a plant species in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Solanum melongena is grown worldwide for its edible fruit. Most commonly purple, the spongy, absorbent fruit is used in various cuisines. Although often considered a vegetable, it is a berry by botanical definition.
The past few days has been a tad bit cold even for Fall weather.The need to stay indoors was a welcoming thought, though the need to go see the Fall foliage in all it’s glory was an endless ache within. How do […]
Baingan Bharta ? It is a vegetarian dish, which originated in Punjab, that is prepared by mincing eggplant (baingan) that is grilled over charcoal or direct fire. This infuses the dish with a smoky flavour. A very popular vegetarian dish in the Indian cuisine and a hot favorite of many, is easy to prepare & delicious when served with Indian flat breads. Baingan Bharta is the Indian version of Baba Ghanoush, the Levantine or Syrian dish of mashed cooked eggplant.
“Thokku” is traditionally used as a side or flavor enhancer to the last course in most Tamil meals, which is rice with homemade yogurt. However, the possibilities are endless. Mix with hot, steamed rice and a dash of sesame oil and you have a satisfactory meal.It is a cooked-down relish made from mainly fruits, vegetables and herbs.”
Methi-Baingan (Fenugreek with Eggplant) curry A cold blustery wind was blowing the beautiful leaves off the trees, with hunger pangs roaring mightier than the wind,I walked into home after work, only to hear the gentle hum of the refrigerator….there are days when you wish the “genie” sat inside the refrigerator […]
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 […]