Bharli Vangi (spicy Stuffed Aubergines /eggplant Curry)
Stuffed eggplant curry is a spicy vegetarian recipe from Maharashtra. The recipe uses the small purple variety of eggplant and is a flavourful combination of nuts and spices. A popular main dish served at weddings and traditional luncheons, this delicacy combines flavours from groundnut, coconut and sesame with onion, garlic and ginger. The addition of goda masala (check out the stir fried cluster beans recipe for details on this spice mix) is peculiar to recipes from the state of Maharashtra.