Jairam’s Potatoes and Eggplant with a Garlic-Chile Sauce

Bihari Aloo Baingan

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

A tall, animated, wiry man with a pencil-thin, Errol Flynn-like moustache, Jairam Das clearly takes great pride in his nighttime security job at my brother’s Information Technology office in Bangalore. As we chatted, he described how he and his brother had left a small village in Bihar—leaving behind his wife, kids, parents, and a small but bountiful farm—to come to Bangalore to make ends meet and to provide monetary support for those left behind. Jairam loves to cook, and he does so daily,