Dinner

Baingan Bharta Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1 large eggplant
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
5-6 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 green chilli, chopped
¼ tsp red chilli powder
1.5 tbsp oil
½ tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp coriander leaves
Salt as required
½ tsp Catch red chilli powder
1 tbsp Catch coriander powder

  Accompaniments with Baingan Bharta:
 
Hot rotis/parathas
Daal Makhani/Daal Tadka

INSTRUCTIONS

Roasting the Baingan:

  1. Rinse the baingan in water and pat dry. Apply some oil all over it and keep the baingan for roasting on an open flame. Keep turning the baingan after every 2-3 minutes, on the flame, so that it is cooked
  2. Roast it till it is completely cooked and tender. Check if it is cooked well with a knife. Remove the baingan, once it is cooked and put it in a bowl of water to let it cool.
  3. Peel the skin off the roasted baingan.
  4. Chop the baingan finely, or mash it.

Making Baingan ka Bharta:

  1. In a pan, heat oil. Add the chopped onions and garlic.
  2. Saute the onions until Don’t allow them to become brown.
  3. Add chopped green chillies and saute for a minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes and mix well.
  5. Let the tomatoes saute till the oil starts separating from the mixture.
  6. Add the Catch red chilli powder and Catch coriander powder. Stir and mix well.
  7. Add the cooked baingan.
  8. Stir and mix the baingan with the onion-tomato mixture.
  9. Season with salt. Stir and saute for 4-5 mins more.
  10. Finally, stir in the coriander leaves with the baingan bharta mixture or garnish on top.
  • The yummy and delicious baingan bharta is ready to be eaten.

Recipe Notes/ Suggestions:

  1. Make sure the baingan is roasted Check how well it is cooked with a knife. If not done, keep roasting it on the flame.
  2. While buying the baingan for the bharta, select the ones that are light. A heavier brinjal indicates that it has ripe seeds, which may spoil the taste of the bharta.

Other than the Baingan Bharta recipe, there are some other Indian dinner recipes that you can try making at home too, like:

  1. Vegetable Biryani
  2. Bhindi Do Pyaaza
  3. Bangali Dal
  4. Kaala Chana Curry

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