I don't really like eggplant, but I loved this curry. I couldn't get enough of it, and two hours after eating a heaping bowl, I went back for what little was left over, and ate that. It's comfort food, and so soulful. Maybe it has something to do with the butter everything is sautéed in? This is adapted from a Bon Appetit article, and the directions are long, BUT once you get going, it's not hard to do. I used a curry mix that I like by Sadaf brands; use your favorite or make one from scratch! Enjoy!