Brinjal, also known as eggplant or aubergine, is a vegetable that is native to South Asia and is a member of the nightshade family.

It has a shiny purple skin and a spongy white flesh, and it has a slightly bitter taste and a smooth texture when cooked.

It's often used as a meat substitute in dishes like ratatouille and moussaka and can be grilled, baked, fried, or roasted.

Brinjal is high in fiber and nutrients like vitamin C and potassium and has potential health benefits.

It's grown and eaten all over the world, especially in South and Southeast Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.