I made this Baingan Bharta recipe for the first time. It was in my handwritten cookbook. But was sceptical how it would be. When I tried sutta kathirikkai chutney, though I liked it, the smoky smell was very dominating. I was thinking how it would be as side dish if I make it the same way as a side dish for roti/ phulka. So I kept postponing. Now when I was thinking what to schedule for this month when I am in India, I though I can try this and see and post if its good. And to my surprise, it was amazing! I felt why I compared the sutta kathirikkai chutney when this has loads of masalas and onion, tomatoes. It was so rich inspite of the fact, it had nothing fatty. I had a lot without any guilt .
While serving, you can top with chopped onions and more coriander leaves, with a squirt of lemon. Best with phulkas and rotis.