Hate brinjal? These recipes will make you fall in love with it

Not only bharta or fried versions, you can make numerous other amazing dishes with eggplants

They might not be one of your favourite vegetables, but eggplants are delicate in flavour. Also known as brinjal and aubergine, the vegetable has its own taste and rightfully absorbs other flavours very well. You can make various dishes — from bharta to its fried versions. But do you know that brinjal is not only cooked by Indians? The vegetable is popular in other countries like Australia and South Africa as well as in regions such as North America, South Asia and Southeast Asia, among others.

So, if you are bored of eating regular brinjal dishes, here we have curated a list of delicious recipes for you to experiment with. These are quick to make and delicious to eat!

1. Baked Aubergine Parmigiana
It is a classic northern Italian recipe. The scrumptious layers of slow-cooked tomato and aubergine are layered with Parmesan and later baked.

Ingredients
Aubergines
Olive oil
Onion
Garlic
Oregano
Tomatoes
Salt
Black pepper
Wine vinegar
Basil
Parmesan cheese
Breadcrumbs

2. Stuffed Eggplant/Aubergine
Enough of stuffed potatoes and peppers, now serve your guests these stuffed aubergines. This Italian-style stuffed eggplant is certainly going to rock the dinner table.

Ingredients
Aubergines
Olive oil
Onion
Garlic cloves
Tomatoes
Green olives
Basil leaves
Mozzarella
Breadcrumbs

3. Eggplant Pesto & Parmigiana Bianca
Forget pizza, try this easy-to-make baked eggplant dish with loads of cheese and bell peppers.

Ingredients
Eggplant
Salt
Breadcrumbs
Eggs
Olive oil
Mozzarella cheese
Red bell peppers
Italian cheese blend (mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, Fontina)
Basil leaves

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4. Stuffed Baby Eggplant
Fill half-split aubergines with onion, tomatoes and cheese mix to make this delicious dish. You surely going to love this one.

Ingredients
Baby Eggplants
Olive Oil
Onion
Garlic Cloves
Tomatoes
Eggs
Pecorino Romano Cheese
Parsley
Salt & Pepper

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5. Kashmiri Dahi Baigan
Made with aromatic spices, this quick and easy recipe tastes best with roti and rice.

Ingredients
Eggplant
Fennel seeds
Cardamom
Mustard oil
Asafoetida
Salt
Yoghurt
Ginger powder
Red chilli powder
Water
Turmeric

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