Friday, December 14, 2012

Baingan Bharta (Mashed Roasted Eggplant)

   Baingan bharta is a North Indian specialty made with roasted eggplant(brinjal) and a blend of exotic spices. This delicacy is made by my hubby who always impresses me with his North Indian dishes.


1 large eggplant 
2 medium tomatoes 
1 large onion
3 green chilies
1/4  inch piece of ginger 
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp oil
1/4  tsp turmeric 

1/2  tsp of baingan bharta masala
1/2 tsp of tandoori masala
 coriander for garnish


1.Fire roast the whole eggplant till the skin turns black and easy to peel.

2.Allow them to cool and mash them/ cut in to pieces.  

3.Fine chop the onion, tomatoes, garlic and ginger. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium high and add add garlic, green chillies and ginger to the skillet and saute well till the raw smell disappears.

4.Add onions and saute well. Now add the tomatoes, turmeric and salt, and saute till they are mushy. 

5.Transfer the eggplant, mix well and close the lid. Allow it to cook in medium flame for 10 minutes.

6.Now add the bharta masala and tandoori masala and cook for 5 more minutes. Switch off the flame and add coriander leaves. Baingan bharta is ready and serve hot with roti/ paratha. You can always garnish with chopped cilantro to make it more appetizing!

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