So Tesco was having an offer on aubergines which with any offer resulted in me buying a few too many of the said vegetable. I used one of the deep purple aubergines to make a Puttanesca sauce when it dawned on me that I could try whipping up an Indian version of Puttanesca. Take away the Italian elements like the olives, olive oil and oregano and replacing them with Indian inspired ingredients like chilli powder, the cumin seeds and turmeric and you’ve got yourself Aubergine Masala.
*Puttanesca is a spicy, tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish comprising of olives, capers, anchovies, chilli peppers, garlic and so on. [Wikipedia]