I am not fond of brinjals! The ones that are available here in US, kinda have a thick, chewy skin which makes it even the more difficult for me to like them. Sometimes I like the smoked ones.. but that’s about it..
But I like almost all the curries that is made for brinjals. That’s why I always bring brinjal every time I go for a grocery trip; and I always lookout for new ways of using it (as though I like it!)..
I think to compensate for the blandness of brinjal, various cuisines have incorporated a very masala-dhaar curry to go with it. This one is no exception.. the curry is awesome!
I’m a big fan of Andhra Cuisine.. My body literally cannot tolerate the heat of Andhra food, but I still love to have them all the time! But of course, when cooking at home, I reduce the spiciness to suit my capacity..
Since there is peanut in the curry, this curry has a strong North Karnataka flavor. It tastes more like ennegayi, but has no extra work that goes for the stuffing of ennegayi.