Baingan ka bharta (Roast Eggplant)


What you will need:
  • Eggplant - 1 large
  • Onion - 1 large, finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1 large, finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chillies - 2 to 3, slit
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves - a small bunch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
How to prepare
  • Apply oil on the eggplant and grill it in the oven at 400 C for about 30 minutes. Peel the skin off and chop the eggplant. If you do not use an oven, you can grill the eggplant on stove top.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds crackle, add green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Fry slightly and then add chopped onions.
  • After the onions turn transluscent, add chopped tomatoes. Add the coriander seeds, salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Cook until the tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add the mashed eggplant. Mix everything together and cover and cook for about 5 minutes on a low flame so that the eggplant is infused with the masala flavors.
  • Stir in the garam masala and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with hot rotis!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks i will be cooking Baingan bartha tonite ,i used to follow but today i will try your recipe and let you know how it come