April 23, 2012

How to Make Baingan Bhartha

Recipe By Naiya Sheth: Learn how to make Baingan Bhartha. This is a homemade recipe for winter special hot and delicious vegetable. Normally Baingans are not loved by kids and youngsters, but Baingan Bhartha is a very testy and healthy winter celebration.

Preparation time - 5 minutes 
Cooking time – 25 minutes
Serves – 4 people

Ingredients to Make Baingan Bhartha:

1 large eggplant
1 onion – finely chopped
1 tea spoon crushed garlic
2 big tomatoes – finely chopped
1 tea spoon roasted cumin powder
1 tea spoon dry coriander powder
1 ½ table spoon red chili powder
½ tea spoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
3 table spoon oil

For garnishing:

Finely chopped coriander leaves

Method to Make Baingan Bhartha:

  1. Rub ½ tea spoon oil on the eggplant and bake in an oven till the skin shrinks and the liquid starts oozing from the Baingan. (About 20 to 25 minutes at 300 deg C.)
  2. Remove from oven and let it cool at room temperature.
  3. Mean while heat the remaining oil in a pan and add chopped onion to it, fry till onion is translucent. Add garlic paste and again fry for 1 minute.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and fry till the mixture becomes homogeneous.
  5. Add all dry masala and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Peel off the bengan and mash it.
  7. Add the meshed Baingan and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander.
  9. Hot and delicious Baingan Bhartha is ready to serve. Serve it with bajra ni roti / makai ni roti or paratha.

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