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The glorious history of the humble Brinjal

Sep 03, 2016 08:11 PM IST

We gave the vegetable to the rest of the world. The Turks, the Italians and everybody else took it from us, writes Vir Sanghvi.

Around three evenings a week – and often more – we make a baingan bharta for dinner in my home. It is not that difficult a dish to master, baingan is relatively easy to find in the market, and it may well be my favourite (or at least one of them) of all market subzis.

By the medieval period, the famous baingan dishes of modern Indian cooking – including the baingan bharta – had already been created and documented.(Photo: iStock)
By the medieval period, the famous baingan dishes of modern Indian cooking – including the baingan bharta – had already been created and documented.(Photo: iStock)
Thai cuisine has several kinds of baingan, including eggplant omelette (Photo: iStock)
Thai cuisine has several kinds of baingan, including eggplant omelette (Photo: iStock)
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