Baingan bharta recipe
Baingan bharta recipe – Roasted, charred on open flame and mashed eggplant is cooked with onion, tomato and very few spices.
North Indian, Punjabi
For roasting baingan:
around 1 lb or 450 grams or 1 large Eggplant (Bharta baingan)
around 1 lb or 450 grams or 1 large
4-5 cloves Garlic
1 teaspoon Oil
For baingan bharta recipe:
¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
½ teaspoon Red chili powder
Red chili powder
½ teaspoon Coriander powder
1 tablespoon Ghee (clarified butter) or Oil
Ghee (clarified butter)
½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
1 small or ½ cup Red onion finely chopped
1 small or ½
½ teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
1 teaspoon Green chilies chopped or ½ crushed
chopped or ½ crushed
2 small or ¾ to 1 cup Tomato finely chopped
2 small or ¾ to 1
⅓ cup Green peas boiled
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped
Cilantro or coriander leaves
Prepping and roasting the baingan:
Wash the baingan and pat it dry with kitchen napkin or towel.
Using knife prick it from all over the sides. Insert 4 garlic cloves in that slit.
Apply oil all over it.
Now roast it directly on the flame.
Keep turning and roasting till all the sides are charred and till baingan is cooked completely. Check by inserting a knife, it should go in easily without any efforts.
Remove it to a plate and let it cool to touch.
Then peel the skin using your hand and discard. Also cut off the stem.
Now cut it. If it has lot of seeds then remove them. And roughly chop it.
In that, add turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder. Mash and mix using potato masher. Keep it aside.
Making baingan bharta recipe:
Heat the ghee or oil in a pan on medium heat.
Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
Then add chopped onion, ginger paste, crushed green chilies and salt. Mix well and cook till onions are soft and light pink in color.
Add chopped tomatoes and mix. Cook till tomatoes are soft and mushy.
Now add prepared baingan mixture.
Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
Now add boiled peas. Mix and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Do stir once or twice in between.
Now squeeze the fresh lemon juice.
Add chopped coriander leaves.
Mix well and turn off the stove.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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