"Food for me was a connecting link to my grandmother, to my childhood, to my past. And what I found out is that for everybody, food is a connector to their roots, to their past in different ways. It gives you security; it gives you a profile of who you are, where you come from." - Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Thai eggplants are known as gooLa in Konkani. The major difference between those that we find at the local farmers markets here and that are available in Mumbai is that here they are really small in size and they are too seedy. The ones that we use in Konkani cuisines are bigger, less seedy and fleshier. So this time, I grew my own Thai eggplant using the seeds that I found at Chinatown. I didn't pick the tiny green ones but let them grow a bit bigger.