Brinjal is an essential vegetable ingredient in entire India. The skin is glossy and usually deep purple in color, while the flesh is creamish and spongy in texture. A much wider range of shapes, sizes and colors is grown in India. It has in many colour like as white, yellow to green as well as reddish-purple, dark purple, black etc. In South India people eat their food with Sambhar. Brinjal is an essential ingredient of sambhar. It is a good source of dietary fiber and minerals like manganese, copper and potassium. It is also a good source of Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, folate, magnesium and niacin. Brinjal can be used in recipes that require braising, stir frying, baking, deep frying, roasting etc. Thus, it proves to be a very versatile ingredient.