Balado terong (also belado terong, terong blado) is an Indonesian recipe of eggplant in red sauce. It is a vegetarian side dish that is often part of an Indonesian rice table. If you make balado terong yourself, then eat it with rice or nasi goreng, possibly supplemented with green salad or a protein source. The sauce of balado terong is spicy. In Indonesia they call this homemade sambal. That may sound complicated, because we like to buy sambal in jars in Europe, but it is actually just a mixture of onion, tomato, red pepper and spices. The blender makes it easy for you in this recipe.
Pro tip: the lime leaves are optional, because you might have to go to a specialist shop for this, but they are actually indispensable for the taste. They make the sauce. So if you can manage it for a while, make sure you can get lime leaves out of the freezer!