July 19, 2017

Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta is prepared by mincing Brinjal/Eggplant that is grilled over charcoal or direct fire. This infuses the dish with smoky flavour. The smoked and mashed eggplant is then sauted with fresh spices.Baingan Bharta  is often eaten with  roti or paratha and is also served with rice or raita, a yogurt salad.
  • Pretime: 30 mins
  • Cooking time:20 mins
  • Serves: 4

Step by step video for making Baingan Bharta:

Ingredients for making Baingan Bharta:

  • Large Brinjal / Eggplant 1
  • Finely chopped onions 1 cup
  • Finely chopped tomatoes 1 cup
  • Garlic pods 5
  • Crushed cloves and Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon
  • Coriander seed powder 2 tea spoons
  • Cumin seed powder 1/2 tea spoon
  • Kashmiri chilli powder 1 and 1/2 tea spoons
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 tea spoon
  • Oil 3 table spoons
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make Baingan Bharta?

Wash the egg plant and wipe it to dry.
Grease it with oil on all sides.
Make four slits on the sides of the egg plant and insert the garlic pods in to the slit.
Grease it with oil on all sides.
Insert a skewer across the eggplant and show it directly on the fire.
Show all the four sides till the Veggie becomes soft.
 Allow it to cool down and slowly peel off the skin.
 Smash it well and keep aside.
Heat a pan with oil.
Do the seasoning with cumin and once it splutters, add the crushed clove and cinnamon.
Fry the onions till the become lightly brown.

 Add the tomatoes too and stir well.
Add all the powders except salt and garam masala one by one and mix well.
Pour half cup of water and close the pan with a lid for 2 to 3 minutes.
Now add the mashed eggplant stuff and stir well.
Add required salt and garam masala powder.
Mix well and let them to cook well for 3 more minutes in medium flame keeping the pan closed.
Garnish the with coriander leaves and serve with roti or rice and enjoy the classic taste of Baingan Bharta.