Its that time of the week again, and I can't be more happier. Every thursday is Farmer's market day in our town! To me, summer just wouldn't be summer without visiting farmers market and gazing at those fresh colorful vegetables and fruits. Moreover, I just love to have that freshly squeezed lemonade prepared right in front of me! Even if I don't end up buying vegetables sometimes, I make sure I enjoy the lemonade everytime :) I get fascinated by the way its made by squeezing fresh lemon juice and shaking it together with ice-cubes, water and sugar in a stainless steel shaker jar! Mmm, it tastes divine in that hot sunny afternoon.
On my way back from work today, I stopped at the farmers market as usual and was pleasantly surprised to see fresh Indian eggplants this time. I've never seen Indian eggplants in the farmers market before. Fresh from the yard and cheaper than the regular grocery stores - who wouldn't want to buy there?! I don't know where I got my fascination for eggplants, but lately eggplants and me are best friends! I love them anyway they are made - any traditional Indian way or just even plain roasted eggplants. I'd just had roasted eggplants for lunch during a training session at my office today, but I was perfectly fine to have it for dinner too.
This time I wanted to try one of the eggplant recipes that I had bookmarked a long back. All of them looked utterly delicious and most importantly they are simple to make! I just couldn't make up my mind over which one I want to cook :) I was going back and forth and finally settled on this delicious recipe from Sailu's Kitchen. I keep seeing loads of people leaving great remarks about Sailu's recipes, but this is the first time I am trying her dish. I knew it would come out just perfect and I was not wrong. It was yummy and very flavorful! I would like to send this for Your Recipe Rocks event hosted by Madhuram. You can find the original recipe here. Thanks Sailu for sharing this great recipe! Your recipe really rocks!
I want to also thank my sweet friends JZ and Uma for passing me the Friendship Award! This is very exciting and I feel so good to receive it from you both. You are such good friends and I always love reading your sweet and encouraging comments. Thanks JZ and Uma!