By: EatingWell User
Not Quite a Stew, Good as a Side
I made this purely out of curiosity, because I could not begin to imagine what it would taste like. To my surprise, it's pretty good! But I wouldn't really call it a stew - it's too sour (I used lime instead of tamarind - and contrary to the recipe, it was a small lime) and too heavily spiced and aromatic to be eaten on its own. In fact, the flavors almost completely overwhelm the taste of the eggplant, so you end up concentrating only on its texture. However, as a kind of pickle or chutney accompanying a curry (either meat or lentils would be nice), with a big dollop of yoghurt to the side, it would be great.