If, like me, you don't like aubergines (brinjals) fried in oil, you might like this recipe. The aubergines are cooked in the microwave. If you really hate aubergines, you can replace them with potatoes. I've mixed and matched various recipes to get to this point. I use the microwave oven as a kitchen tool. It is invaluable for making sauces and cooking vegetables, although I prefer to cook meat conventionally.