|The biting cold outside did manage to touch me despite a shooting heat flowing from the heater in my cosy apartment in Jerusalem. The intrigue of the Dead Sea and fatigue of Masada fort interfered with my sleep and I was up at 3 am thinking of eggplants.
So why did I get up with eggplant in my head?
Eggplants are also known as melongene,garden egg and guinea squash.
One vegetable which has had Chefs across the world going gaga is Brinjal. When the world over people are trying to be fit and shapely, Brinjal comes as a great option as a carb free diet
.The humble brinjal has come greatly to the rescue of vegetarians. Its sophisticated blandness with subtle taste allows it to go well with any meal. Brinjal is best used roasted to achieve that smokiness which makes it so so Brinjally.
Brinjal is loved for its fleshy texture and depth of fibrous layers.
I love baingan ka bharta. But somehow could not have it bland.. I needed copious amount of typical Indian masala to like it..
That’s the only way I ate baingan.
My introduction to different uses of baingan was much later in Babaghanoush.
When I became a traveler, I saw eggplant as part of gourmet food..
In fact, eggplant is a great replacement for bread.