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Dinner Tonight: Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry)

Garam masala has become something of a selling point for me. Whenever I run across it in the list of ingredients I tend to stop and salivate. I don't know what it is about the blend of spices. So I was sold as soon as I stumbled up on this simple recipe from Vegetarian Concoctions. I was just searching for an interesting way to utilize an eggplant I had stashed in the fridge, but now I had a rich and fragrant dish to look forward to.

The only remotely difficult part of this recipe is cooking the eggplant. You could roast it in the oven for 30 minutes or so. But I've found that broiling it is quicker and produces fine results. You just need to keep checking on it, turning it over occasionally so each side gets cooked evenly.

About the only bad thing I can say is that there is a little too much onion in here from my tastes. I tended to pick around them to find the little nuggets of eggplant. I'd probably recommend using just one onion, and doubling the eggplant. But that's just me.

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