You know what they say; all that glitters is not gold. Take for e.g., Rakhi Sawant. You think the woman looks good, and her jhatkas and matkas are quite entertaining. But the moment you hear her voice, you want to shoot yourself in the ears and fall dead.
The eggplant belongs to the same category. A very pretty vegetable to look at, great shape and colour. But it can be extremely slimy and unappealing in a curry. There is only one way to treat such people and vegetables – and that is the rough way. Deep frying eggplants takes the slime away and improves them a lot. Don't take my word for it, try it out.