100 Favorite Dishes: Baingan Bartha From Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Cuisine

As a countdown to the Best Of Broward Palm Beach 2010, coming in May, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to John.Linn@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

No. 55: Baingan Bartha from Woodlands Vegetarian Indian Cuisine

Savory roasted eggplant is infused with spices and made creamy at Woodlands, a Southern Indian restaurant in Lauderhill that serves only vegetarian dishes. Its baingan is spicy and smooth, like baba gannouj that grew a backbone. It's best when served over a bit of rice and scooped up in Woodland's naan bread, puffy and light and full of yeasty, fresh-baked flavor. The eggplant -- like most other dishes at Woodlands -- costs only about $7.

Previous 100 Favorite Dishes:
No. 56: Foie gras from Michelle Bernstein's at the Omphoy
No. 57: Jalea mixta from El Rey de Pescado
No. 58: Chipotle pork "florito" from East Coast Burrito Factory
No. 59: Fish tacos from Tryst
No. 60: French toast from Dune Deck Cafe
Favorite Dishes No. 61 through No. 80
Favorite Dishes No. 81 through No. 100

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