2 September, 2016
Baingan And Matar Bharta / Eggplant And Green Peas Bharta
Today I made one more famous Punjabi Dish Baingan ka bharta. But in this bharta I have added matar and flavored it with charcoal smoke. I have already posted baigan bharta recipe in my blog but this method is little different. Here i have used less spices comparing that. Both types of bhartha have their unique and authentic taste. I hope you will give this recipe a try and share your feed back with us.
Preparation time – 15 mins
Cook time – 15 mins
Recipe type – side dish
Serve – 2-3
Measurement cup used 1 cup = 240 ml
Baingan / Eggpalnt – 450 – 500 g
Green Peas / matar – 1/3 cup
Onion – 1 medium
Garlic clove – 5-6 (mashed or grated)
Ginger – 1 inch (mashed or grated)
Tomato – 1 medium
Cumin seeds / jeera – ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Red chili powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/3 tsp
Coriander powder – ½ tsp
Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp, chopped
Salt – as per taste
Oil or ghee or butter – 2 tbsp + 1 tsp
Charcoal – 1 piece
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 ghee or oil.
Add cumin and mustard seeds, wait until they crackle.
Add chopped onion, saute till translucent.
Then add ginger – garlic (mashed or grated), fry until raw smell goes off.
Add red chili, turmeric and coriander powder, fry for few seconds.
Add chopped tomato and salt, stir well.
Add Mater, stir and cover it up with the lid cook for 2 minutes at low flame.
After 2 minutes 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.
Make round deep in the center, keep one bowl then burn one charcoal on gas flame then keep it in bowl. Pour 2 tsp ghee in it and immediately cover the whole vessel with the lid. Wait for a minute by the time baingan will absorb all smoky flavor.
After a minute open the lid and remove charcoal bowl.
Super delicious baingan ka bharta is ready. Serve it with chapati or rice.
If you want insert two garlic clove in baingan before roasting and then start roasting it.
Roast the baingan on gas top flame
Roast until soft and tander
Discard the skin
Heat ghee or oil
Add cumin and mustard then wait until crackle
Add chopped onion saute till translusent
Add ginger – garlic fry for some time
Add chopped tomato
Add red chili, coriander powder and salt
Add green peas, stir
Cover it up with lid and cook for 2 minutes over low flame
Open the lid
Fry for a minute
Garnish with chopped coriander and turn off the flame
Make round deep in the center
Burn the charcoal
Keep it in bowl
Cover it immediately with the lid, let it be for a minute
Open the lid remove bowl
Baigan bharta is ready
Note – If u like my recipe please share your feedback. Each of your comments are valuable for me and they encourage me to cook a lot. Thank you so much.
Baingan Bharta / Eggplant Bharta