One of my favorite Indian dishes is Baingan Bharta, which is an eggplant dish. I decided to finally try to make it at home. After browsing through several recipes, I mostly followed this one from Dil Se. I was actually very surprised to discover that none of the recipes I found had any peanuts or peanut butter. I have always sworn that the Baingan Bharta I get in restaurants tastes like peanuts. I wonder how I came to that conclusion.
The main difference from the recipe above is that I used 2 eggplants, and I roasted them under the broiler in the oven for about 30 minutes, turning every 5-10 minutes. I also used a can of diced tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes. The result was ok. It was actually a bit too spicy (probably too many chilies and too much garam masala powder). It was also too tomatoey. It was also not enough compared to the 2 cups of brown rice (dry) I made. Next time I think I will use 4 eggplants, and 2 onions, and keep the spices and tomatoes about the same.