This was a recipe worthy of me making more than once, and even for my lunch group. I have to say that I'm sometimes weary of making eggplant because it can just be done WRONG, and can end up watery or bitter or grey. This dish, on the other hand, makes the eggplant melt, and it has color, and it melds perfectly with rice. I've been on an eggplant kick lately, ever since making this recipe. It comes from a book called, "The Gourmet Slow Cooker," and it must be one of the simplest and tastiest recipes in the book. Serve it with rice or naan, yogurt, chutney, and a salad. Check out the book to get the recipe.