Hard to pronounce? Not to worry, you will enjoy eating it though.

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Image: cucina.ilbloggatore.com

Melanzane alla parmigiana is a Sicilian dish and a popular picnic food in Italy. If you are bored of pizzas, this is a hearty and delicious alternative. The dish stars melanzana, Italian for eggplant (Baingan in Hindi), which is fried and combined with tomato sauce, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese and basil leaves. If you are watching your weight, ask for your eggplant to be grilled instead of fried.

Melanzane parmigiana is full of protein, calcium and other vital nutrients. It is light so can be eaten as dinner with red wine, preferably Chianti.

Find the recipe here