Every dish needs a BFF a.k.a. chutney or a dip to step up the flavors. There are a number of types of chutneys. Some are yogurt based, some spice laden, some thick and chunky and some spiced and heavy like this baingan chutney.
Baingan chutney is similar to baingan bharta only with lesser spices and herbs. The final taste is somewhat like the Mediterranean babaghanoush. The dish is a delicious and zest side to go with fritters and pakoras as well as with mains like dal and vegetables.