Highway on my plate tonight!!!!
Who doesn’t gets fascinated by Dhaba foods… No matter where we go and eat, a 5star or a 7star, nothing can beat the rustic flavor that a dhaba provides our palate. I am not much of an aristocratic person…i loved to stick to my roots, the roots of India that defines my taste, my culture and my food. The Dhaba moves wherever a highway goes.” The first Dhaba was probably established soon after the linking of the cities of India by highways (national, state and village roads).
Food served in Dhabas is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. Few months back on a road trip i got to stop at a dhaba where the food is served on big brass thali (plates) and drinks – water, lassi, milk (of several varieties), or tea, as well as shorbas (soups) – are served in a 12-inch-long brass glass.Yes! u guessed it right , it was a Punjabi Dhaba. They served a huge variety of veg and non veg cuisines. I got to eat some of the best ever tasted food that day. One of them was Baigan ka bharta with Methi leaves. Aah! the dish was spicy and hot yet the smoky flavors were incorporated perfectly without over shadowing each other. The use of roasted tomatoes and whole garlic were a Bliss!!!!!
Couldn’t resist myself and slurped it down with a plate of rice in a handsome quantity with Dal fry. The taste still lingers on my tongue and just a single thought of that food make me drool even today.
Let’s proceed towards the recipe of Dhaba Style Baigan Bharta with Torn Methi Leafs …