Coat meat with seasoned flour and brown in hot olive oil on all sides. Remove meat. Add onions and garlic and fry until soft. Add tomato sauce, water, and seasonings. Cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours, turning meat occasionally.
Remove bones from meat, if desired and add cubed eggplant. Simmer one hour longer, or until eggplant and meat are tender. Serve hot with rice and salad.