Doi Begun (Eggplant in yoghurt gravy)

I used to think that eggplants should only be cooked as dry recipes (no gravy) since they are slightly ‘slimy’ (for lack of a better word) in themselves. But as I discovered more kinda of food and tried new recipes, I realized there are many ways to have eggplant apart from what I knew and one of them is actually in a curry. Thai curries use eggplants and so does this lovely bengali curry. It is very easy to make and makes me feel even more connected to my bengali roots as I discover more recipes from the region.

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Curry leaf chutney

One of the staples of South indian cuisine is a good coconut chutney. No matter where you are in the country (or the world), coconut chutney is always available at a place that serves south indian food. Growing up, I always had the classic version but as I tried new restaurants, ate at friends’ houses, traveled to new cities, I realized there were many ways to jazz this simple chutney up. One such being this recipe, amping up the flavour with the addition of curry leaves!

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