Eggplant (called Baingan or Kathirikkai in India) is one of the more versatile vegetables. It can be dressed up or down, can be plain or spicy, oily, moist or dry. It can be stir-fried, roasted or baked. It can be used in combination with garlic, onions, cheese, plain youghurt, spices and almost all other vegetables. It is very tasty, has low calories and available almost everywhere.