Wednesday, February 18

Baigan ka Bharta


Baingan Ka Bharta is only dish that is liked by all in my house when it comes to Aubergine/Eggplant dish. Awkward, isin't it. I don't know,i think i don't know how to cook eggplant properly. In any other form, it somewhat feels thorny in my throat. I can't explain properly...,anyways leave it. But this roasted version is a all time favourite. Roasting it over direct flame of gas burner or charcoal(as was done previously by my mom) gives it a nice smoky flavour. Whenever i see those round brinjals in the market, i'm bound to buy them.
So here comes Baigan ka Bharta..


Ingredients:

1 large eggplant
1 large onion, sliced
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1-inch ginger, finely chopped
2-3 green chilles, finely chopped
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin seeds
salt, to taste
1 tbsp cooking oil
Chopped coriander leaves, for garnish


Method:

Make a big slit throughout in the eggplant and roast it over direct flame, rotating it in between till eggplant gets cooked thoroughly and gets a charred coating on all sides.
Or you can prick its surface and roast it in oven or grill and broil the eggplant,till charred.

Let it cool a bit and then remove the charred skin and mash insides of the eggplant. Set aside.
Heat oil in a pan and saute cumin seeds, add ginger and green chillies, let them sizzle.
Then add onions and fry till brown.Add salt to taste, red chili powder and turmeric powder and fry spices till fragrant.
Add tomatoes and cook till soft.
Finally, add mashed eggplant and cook for another 10-15 minutes, stirring in between to blend in well.
Sprinkle with garam masala powder and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice or roti.

Tips:

You can also add green peas to it(as my mom always did), to make it more healthy as well as tempting.

29 comments:

sriharivatsan said...

Yours also looks very much tempting..Looks yummy, have to try this once..

Varunavi said...

Yummy, i love brinjal in any form

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

same here.. i dont like baingan in any other form than baingan bartha :) ur bartha looks super yummy neha.

Madhumathi said...

They look yummy..Even im a big fan of baingan bartha :)

sowmya said...

i love baigan ka bhartha..looks delicious..long time I made it.

Poonam said...

delicious bhartha...its our fav too..

Vaidehi said...

I love baingan bhurta..and mostly because of its smoky flavor..goes great with Jovar or Bajra Roti..

chakali

jayasri said...

That's my hubby's favourite vegetable & even his side of the family, I cook 2 to 3 variety of dishes in it! I have posted one Thuvayal(chutney) variety in that! I still need to post some more....Ur Baingan bharta looks very delicious it's quite sometime did that way...It would go very well with roties...In North karnataka they serve it with Jolada(corn) roti's it is very famous in Kamath Yatri Nivas in bangalore....

Preety said...

i love baigan bharta..

chk out mine here

http://preetyskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/11/baigan-ka-bharta.html

Usha said...

One of my favorite baingan dishes...looks yum!

pooja said...

Wow..looking yummy..

I ♥ puggies said...

I know exactly what you mean about the eggplant. I always feel like I don't cook it properly either.

Sathya Sankar said...

Hi Neha,
The dish looks yummy !
Thanks for visiting my blog.You too have a kewl blog !

Vegetation said...

Mmmm I adore eggplant so this sounds just like my kind of meal!

Uma said...

mmm. looks so mouth-watering Neha!

Priya said...

Lovely dish, i love eggplants much...this is my kind of dish..

Varsha Vipins said...

Ill have to try this..soo tempting..:)

Trupti said...

I love baigan ka bharta. urs looks very delicious. check my blog for 2 wonderful awards.

Swapna Pravin said...

Wow! looks yummy & mouth watering.

Cynthia said...

We have a version of this called baigan choka, same fire-roasting etc. Love this dish and it is one of the 2 ways in which I can eat eggplant.

Lavanya said...

Dish looks temting..i love Baingan Ka Bharta ..

Lavanya said...

Dish looks tempting..i love Baingan Ka Bharta !!

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Yummy! so inviting dish!..

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Vrinda said...

Thanks for stopping by at my blog Neha..lots of yummy recipes here, will keep visiting...

Cham said...

The BB is very tempting!

SRINIVASAN said...

AFTER DOING ABOVE, AT THE END, GRIND EVERYTHING IN MIXI TO GET BAINGAN KA BARTHA CHUTNEY IN SEMI SOLID FORM. CAN BE VERY USEFUL FOR TEETHLESS PEOPLE TO EAT WITH WELL BOILED RICE OR SOFT ROTI.

SRINIVASAN

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Looks yummy!lots of delicious recipes..here nice blog!

Anupama Nandivada said...

Hey i just prepared this receipe, i have seen couple of baingan ka bartha's on net and i bet this is the best one for roti's. More than the raw onion and tomatoes type this is the best type to fry onions and tomatoes and ofcourse if you add peas to it, it will give extra delicious taste.

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