Brinjal Caponata
Brinjal Caponata
Brinjal Caponata

Brinjal Caponata

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LE BON MAGOT (New Jersey)
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purple aubergine with cumin & curry leaves

“Brinjal,” or eggplant, with its hearty flesh, gleaming purple skin and caviar-like seeds, is considered the “king of vegetables” in the Middle East and South Asia. Revered in Indian folklore, it is said to

This treasure of a relish has its origins in Western India and, much like its Provençal, Sicilian and Spanish sisters, its sweet-and-sour taste has a natural affinity to oil-rich grilled fish, lamb, nutty cheeses and breads.

Paired with ricotta cheese or Greek yogurt, it crowns the humble pita chip. Swirled into a traditional mashed potato, it serves as an outstanding base for an Asian-inspired meatloaf. Rolled into a flatbread under a “masala” (spiced) omelette, you have breakfast on-the-go.

Pairings

  • smoked chicken
  • oil-rich fish
  • yogurt or labneh
  • eggs, any style
  • hard sharp cheeses
  • yellow lentils and rice
  • salad dressing
  • marinade for lamb

Ingredients:

aubergine, sesame seed oil, sugar, apple cider vinegar, chilies, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, cumin, sea salt, turmeric, assorted spices, fresh curry leaves

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