Baingan ka Bharta (Mashed eggplant)

In my opinion, eggplants are very underrated vegetables. They are so versatile and leave you with endless recipes and of course, a delicious end result.

If you love eggplant, you will love this dish. I’ve got a wonderful recipe to share with you.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients :

1) 1 big size eggplant
2) 1 Med. Chopped onion
3) 2 med.chopped tomatoes
4) 1tsp chopped ginger garlic
5) 1 small green chilli chopped
6) 2-3 tsp oil
7) 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
8) Pinch of asafoetida
9) 1tsp chilli powder
10)1/2 turmeric
11)1 tsp dry roasted cumin coriander powder
12)1/2 tsp dry mango powder
13)1/2 tsp Garam Masala
14)Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Grease the eggplant with some oil and roast it over an open flame until it is cooked.
  2. After roasting it, cover it for a while to allow it to cool down and then remove the skin.unnamed.jpg
  3. Mash the eggplant.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add 1/2 tsp of Cummin seeds and a pinch of asafoetida.
  5. Once they begin to crackle, add chopped onion, 1/2 tsp of Chopped ginger garlic and half green chilli that is finely chopped.unnamed-2.jpg
  6. Once the onion turns brown, add chopped tomatoes and let this mixture cook for 5 mins.
  7. Add 1 tsp of Chilli powder, 1 tsp of coriander seeds, cumin seeds roasted powder, 1/4 tsp of turmeric,1/4 tsp of garam masala, 1/2 tsp of dry mango powder , 1 tsp of yogurt and salt.unnamed-3.jpg
  8. Once the oil starts oozing , it means that the masala is ready.
  9. Now, add the mashed egg plant and stir. Allow this mixture to simmer for 5 minutes.unnamed-4.jpg
  10. Garnish with fresh coriander.
  11. Serve with parathas or kulchas (Check my recent post for the recipe!)

That’s all!

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