Vankaya-Chikkudukaya Kura (Eggplant-Indian Broad bean curry)

This is one of my many favorite eggplant dishes. Before the beginning of summer (usually in January and February), eggplants taste the best in India. In summer, they tend to get bitter and seedier (not sure if that’s the right word, but you get the point). My mom makes at least a dozen different dishes with brinjals (eggplants are called brinjals in India). This dish needs young, good tasting brinjals since the dish is seasoned with just ginger and green chilies with no other masalas. Small Indian eggplants (brinjals) taste the best for this dish.