We love Indian food, so I went to an Indian grocery store and found a seasoning package for one of my favorite dishes, Baingan Bhartaa. A recipe was on the package. Often international recipies are based on the metric weight system (rather than cups and tsp.) so your scale and a conversion web site can come in handy.
A large eggplant (approx. 400 grams)
A little olive oil
chopped ginger & garlic (15 grams each)
chopped onion (100 grams)
chopped tomato (100 grams)
a half cup of peas
Baingan Bhartaa seasoning mix (15 grams)
Basically you roast the Eggplant in the oven and scoop it out of the skin, chop it into chunks and set it aside.
You fry ginger and garlic, and then add chopped onion. and fry until it is golden.
Chopped tomato gets added next and is fried until soft.
Finally you add the Eggplant and peas, sprinkle with the seasoning, and continue cooking until it is all warm and brown and delicious. (you can add a little water if it gets too thick.)
Usually this is served with roti (Indian flat bread), but I have also served it with brown rice.
International cooking can be a lot of fun. My daughter has learned how to roll sushi!
Find the international groceries in your area and you will be well on your way.
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