Sunday, January 20, 2013

Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta is a simple dish and very easy to prepare. For Baingan Bharta, Brinjal/ Egg plant is roasted directly over the flame, then mashed and cooked with other spice powders. Baingan Bharta can be served with Serve Chapatis or any other Indian bread. 

Ingredients :

1. Brinjal (Egg Plant) - 1 Large
2. Onion - 1 (Chopped Finely)
3. Tomato - 1 (Chopped Finely)
4. Garlic - 2 Cloves (Chopped Finely)
5. Ginger - 1 tsp (Grated)
6. Green Chilly - 1 (Chopped Finely)
7. Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - 1 tsp
8. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
9. Coriander Powder - 3/4 tsp
10. Cumin Powder - 3/4 tsp
11. Garam Masala - 1 tsp
12. Oil - 1/2 tbs
13. Salt - Needed Qty
14. Coriander Leaves - 1/2 tbs (Finely Chopped)

Procedure :

1. Wash Brinjal and dry with a clean kitchen towel. Now, grease the brinjal with a little oil.

2. With a fork, roughly poke holes in the brinjal.

3. Now, keep the brinjal on the burner. Let the brinjal cook on low flame. 

4. Turn the brinjal now and then, so that the brinjal is cooked equally on all the sides. Cook till the skin is totally charred. Check that the inner flesh is soft.

5. Cool and the peel the skin completely. Mash and Keep aside. (You can roughly mash it with a fork or spoon. I used blender and it gave a smooth texture)

6. Now, in a pan heat oil. Add cumin seeds, onion, chilly, garlic and ginger. Saute till the onion turns transparent.

7. Add tomato and continue to saute till tomato turns mushy.

8. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala. Mix everything together. Continue to saute till raw smell of the spice powders is gone.

9. Add mashed brinjal & salt. Mix well and allow the contents to cook on medium flame for about 5 minutes.

10. Garnish with coriander.

11. Serve hot with any Indian bread.


Vimitha Durai said...

Love it for chapathis or dosas... Nice one

Prathima Rao said...

An all time fav & classic dish..Looks irresistible!!
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Binys Recipes said...

wow nice side dish...yummy

Priya Satheesh said...

Delicious and my fav one:)

Unknown said...

My favorite. Yummy curry

Unknown said...

yummy and tempting.this is my fav.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Yummy and delicious with roti.

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Mina Joshi said...

I love baigan bhartha. Thanks for sharing your version of making it.

Indian Khana said...

I can have this everyday ....looks yum said...

Looks very yummy..

Shama Nagarajan said...

Super yummy... .

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Unknown said...

Looks Tempting...

Unknown said...

so perfectly done... I love Baigan Bartha... still to try at home...
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Shanthi said...

i love it with chappathi..i liked your version of doing it..keep rocking..

Asiya Omar said...

Wow! I love brinjal recipe in any form.. Looks Delicious..

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