9 August, 2016
Baingan Bharta / Eggplant Bharta
Baingan bharta is very popular side dish of north india. The word ‘bharta’ refers to dish in which ingredients are roughly mashed either before cooking or after. Baingan bharta gets its smoky flavor from gas stove flame but can roast it in oven too but then the bharta will be not smoky.
In this recipe for 400 g of baingan I am adding 10 -12 garlic clove which enhance bharta’s taste so do not reduce the garlic’s quantity. For cooking bhartha i am using mustard oil but you can also use any other cooking oil or ghee. But at my home i always prefer mustard oil specially for this subzi. So lets see how to make this delicious side dish.
Preparation time – 15 mins
Cooking time – 15 mins
Recipe type – side dish
Serve – 2-3
Baingan / bringol – 1 big Or 400 g
Onion – 1 big or 2 medium, chopped
Green chili – 1, chopped
Garlic clove – 10 -12 no
Ginger – 1 inch
Tomato – 1 big, chopped
Cumin seeds / jeera – ½ tsp
Mustared seeds – ½ tsp
Kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves – ½ tsp
Red chili powder – ¼ – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Green coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, for garnishing
Mustard oil OR any other cooking oil OR ghee – 2tbsp
Salt as per taste
Rinse baingan very well with water and dry roast it on gas stove flame. You can also roast it on oven. You have to roast it evenly so keep turning the baingan on gas flame.
Roast it until soft and tender. To check it gets cooked or not insert knife. After roasting remove it from the flame and let it cool down then remove its charred skin with the hands and mash well. set aside.
In a kadia heat up mustard oil or any other cooking oil. When the mustard oil is super hot reduce the flame and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, wait until they crackle.
Then add ginger – garlic (mashed or grated), fry until raw smell goes off.
Turn the flame over medium – high then add chopped onion and green chili, saute till onion starts turning light brown.
Add red chili, turmeric and coriander powder, fry for few seconds.
Add chopped tomato and salt, stir well.
Add kasuri methi, stir and cook until tomato gets mushy.
Add mashed baingan, stir very well and cook for a minute or two minutes at low medium flame.
Add chopped coriander leaves, mix very well. then turn off the flame.
Super delicious baingan ka bharta is ready. Serve it with chapati or rice.
You can roast baingan in oven too but to get smoky flavor better roast it in gas stove flame.
Dry roast baingan on gas stove flame
After roasting it should be tender and smoky
Heat mustard oil or any other cooking oil
When the oil is proper hot add mustard oil and cumin seeds, let creackle
Add ginger and garlic (crushed or grated)
Fry until raw smell goes off
Add chopped onion and green chili
Fry until starts turning brown
Add red chili, turmeric and coriander powder, fry for few seconds
Add chopped tomato and salt
Add kasuri methi
Cook until tomato gets mushy
Add mashed baingan
Stir well and cook for a minute over low- medium flame
Add chopped coriander and stir well turn off the flame
Baingan bharta is ready
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