Borani Banjan or Afghani Eggplant with Garlicky Yoghurt Sauce is the perfect summer meal with a side of bread. Or a great party appetiser with a tall glass of beer. Garlick, tomato and eggplants it’s just perfect!
Eggplant or Brinjal and yoghurt go so well together that there is a variation of the dish existing with this combination across the world. The Indian baingan ka raita of many states and then there is this Borani Banjan or Afghani Eggplant.
Loaded with garlic and tomato sauce, deep-fried slices of brinjal (I shallow fried mine) topped with garlic flavoured yoghurt is just what makes this dish stand apart. It is a dish with complex flavours yet so comforting.
For us, at home, the dish works perfectly as a summer meal with a side of crisp sourdough bread. Or if we are one of those carb-free evenings then just by itself. The dish also is a great vegetarian party appetiser. Different from the normal stuff we have on offer and in spite of the fact that not everyone likes Eggplant, this one is a crowd pleaser every time I make it.
Plus points because this is one of the rare brinjal dishes that the child eats. So it is truly a win in our house. Do try, maybe it will be a hit in yours too.