8 Eggplants Dishes For A Cosy And Delicious Late-Night Dinner
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People respond differently to aubergine, a very adaptable vegetable. While some people love its thick, meaty texture, others think its unique flavour is a learned taste. Everyone who appreciates the distinctive flavour of this vegetable will find something to like with the abundance of eggplant types and cooking ideas available.

In Indian cooking, brinjal is typically served as the main meal. As in Baingan Ka Bharta, Khatti Methi Baingan, or Bharwan Baingan. Many other cuisines, though, use aubergine in more inventive ways. They put it into lasagna, stews, salads, appetisers, and dips. One such dish is the Greek moussaka. Delicious layers of sweet eggplants, tomato sauce, and bechamel sauce make up this stunning dish. Then there's Babaganoush, an eggplant, tahini, pepper, and olive oil-based Middle Eastern smoky dip.

If you are out for ideas on what to make for dinner this late with brinjals. Keep on reading!

8 Brinjal Dishes To Try For Midnight Dinner Plans

1. Sabich Sandwiches 

The popular Tel Aviv street snack known as the sabich is a warm, thick pita split and filled with fried eggplant slices, hard-boiled eggs, hummus, tahini sauce, Israeli cucumber and tomato salad, and Mediterranean-style pickles. This combination adds up to fantastic variety in texture and flavour. Fenugreek-flavoured pickled mango sauce called tartamba is the secret ingredient in a sabich to make it more tasty. 

2. The Shooter's Sandwich

Roasted aubergine, portobello mushrooms and zucchini give this vegetarian shooter 's-style sandwich a meaty feel. You need to remove as much moisture from the veggies as possible to concentrate their flavour and avoid sogginess. When cooked, they are seasoned with goat cheese, roasted red peppers, and fragrant caramelised onions. A shooter-style sandwich is perfect for light dinner; you can make it beforehand and reheat it in the oven before serving.

3. Japanese Miso-Glazed Eggplant Burgers

This recipe was meant to be as globe eggplant slices, which are the proper size to top a burger patty. Creamy Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise and quickly pickled cucumbers for a delightful crunch are placed on top of juicy burgers after the soft roasted eggplant slices are coated with a sweet-savoury miso glaze. Use less sugar for the pickles than you normally use because the glaze is already very sweet.This is something very unique and healthy as well to try.

4. Eggplant Lasagna 

Though it's hardly the sort of light, breezy meal you usually think of hot summer days, sometimes you just want a large slab of lasagna, no matter the season. Summer vegetables should be sautéed to drive out excess water and cheese should be used sparingly because too much dairy would dominate the delicate flavour of the vegetables. The end dish is a fresh-tasting casserole that will satiate your lasagna desires.

5. Eggplant Curry

This curry is easy to prepare and requires few ingredients. The nice thing about this meal is that, with very little spice, the flavours show up incredibly! Simple rice or tawa rotis will do for this meal. Enjoying this tasty meal doesn't have to be a celebration; it may be one of your most memorable meals. Though you can sauté it in the pan for a while if you prefer rich gravy, this meal contains enough gravy to enjoy with rice. 

6. Baingan Bharta 

This grilled smokey aubergine has a delicious scent. Every Indian household has a particular place in heart for this meal. Though many like it with plain rice, it tastes great with paratha and roti. The finest aspect of the recipe is how strongly fried garlic and green chilli smell. It is a meal with semi-gravy and burnt tomatoes and eggplants. 

There are two excellent variations of this dish. In the first everything is once more pan-fried before serving. The second variation has green chilli added to mustard oil, raw garlic, and roasted eggplant without frying. Try both; they are tasty.

7. Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan

Like all of Hyderabadi food, this is bursting with flavours and spices. It has a thick gravy and is rich in peanuts, coconut and sesame seeds. It is excellent with pulao or biryani. To thicken the sauce, more cashew or almond nuts might be added. This can be the centrepiece of vegetarian meals at intimate family get-togethers.

8. Achari Baingan

Ironically, this is nothing at all like achaar or Indian pickles. Rather, the dish tastes like Achari because of the spice and curd combination. One must use well-known Achari spices such as mustard seeds, dried mango powder, onion seeds, and garam masala. Any Indian bread, particularly naan, will work nicely with this meal. The rich gravy will be excellent with tandoori roti too. More vegetables can be added as well; even fresh paneer cubes. 

Are you unsure what to do with the eggplants in your refrigerator? Try these dinner dishes to serve a happy meal.