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 tasty 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 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 big tomatoes – finely chopped
1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
1 teaspoon dry coriander powder
1 ½ tablespoon red chilli powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
3 tablespoon oil

For garnishing:

Finely chopped coriander leaves

Method to Make Baingan Bhartha:

  1. Rub ½ teaspoon oil on the eggplant and bake in an oven till the skin shrinks and the liquid start 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. Meanwhile 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 until the mixture becomes homogeneous.
  5. Add all dry masala and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Peel off the bengan/eggplant 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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