There is something simply delicious about aubergine. I don’t know about you, but whenever I order an aubergine curry in a Sri Lankan or Indian restaurant it tends to come swimming in oil. This baby aubergine curry cooked in spices and tamarind to create a rich spicy sauce. But the trick with this recipe is to roast the aubergine first.
Where can you buy baby aubergines?
You can buy baby aubergines in most large majour supermarkets. In Tooting, we’re lucky enough to have many Asian grocers where baby aubergines are plentiful.
Why do aubergines soak up so much oil?
The flesh of the aubergine has air pockets that act like a sponge rapidly soaking up hot oil. The trick to cooking aubergines is to break down these air pockets to stop the aubergine from sapping up to much oil. And there are a number of ways of doing this. This article from Kitchn gives you a number of brilliant aubergine cooking tips.