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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Baingan Ka Bharta (Mashed Up Eggplant)


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A Baingan Bharta is a Classic North Indian Recipe. The word Baingan means Brinjal (egg Plant) and bharata means mashed up.

In this recipe,  action plan will be roasting, cool down, peel off and then mash the eggplant.

For this recipe select large brinjals with a shiny smooth surface as these are more likely to be less number of seeds.

First we put eggplant on roasting - direct on cooking gas stove, if you want, you can bake it in OTG, but i prefer roasting on cooking gas, after roasting cool down, then remove the skin and mash the eggplant.

When eggplant is properly roasted (from all sides), for that you need to keep changing sides and evenly cook from all sides, 

Then only you can able to remove complete skin, else it will result in lot of waste and difficult to remove the outer skin.

 Ingredients required for making Baingan Ka Bharta

1. Eggplant - one number (roasted and mashed)
2. onion  2 medium (roughly chopped)
3. Tomatoes 2 medium size (puree)
4. Frozen peas 1tbsp (boiled)
5. Ginger one small piece
6. Garlic 12-15 cloves
7. Green chilly 1 (as per your taste)
8. Garam Masala powder 1tsp
9. Red chilly Powder 2tsp
10. Coriander Powder 2tsp
11. Turmeric Powder 1tsp
13. 2tsp cumin seeds
14. Salt to taste 
15. Refined-cooking oil 1tbsp

⚫✏  Heat the oil in a sauce pan, add cumin seeds, let them splutter, 

⚫✏ add onions, saute until translucent.

⚫✏ This will take 2-3 minutes on high flame. Then add chopped ginger, garlic and green chilies. Saute on high flame for 2-3 minutes.

⚫✏ Now add tomato puree and cook for another 2 minutes (first one minute on high and then on slow flame).

⚫✏ Now in that add mashed eggplant and boiled peas, mix well. Saute on high flame for 2-3 minutes.

⚫✏ Add all dry spices (that is Red chilly powder, Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder and salt to taste) and mix well.

⚫✏ Add very little water as it help to blend dry ingredients well and give moisture to our recipe, and cook for 3-5 minutes on slow flame till done.

⚫✏  Lastly add one tsp of garam masala powder, add and mix well. 

⚫✏ Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and boiled peas. Your Baingan Ka Bharta is ready to serve with puri, chappati or jowar roti.

Update (Dec 19, 2014) : updated with new images as old one clicked from mobile handset).

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