Plump large eggplants or brinjal have almost exclusively been used to make baingan bharta at my place. This is one simple recipe that can transform this bland vegetable to a delightfully spicy and tasty dish. It is also a very simple dish to prepare. Here is the recipe of baingan bharta recipe as my mum made it UP style.
Baingan Bharta Recipe
Baingan Bharta recipe is a delicious recipe made with fire-roasted large aubergines and seasoned with onions, tomatoes, chillies and spices. It is finger-licking delicious.
- 1/2 Kg large eggplants
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 2-3 tomatoes finely chopped
- 1.5 tbsp. ginger garlic green chillies minced or crushed
- 1 tsp. cumin seeds
- 1 tsp. chilly powder
- 1 tsp. garam masala
- 1 tsp. coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tsp. kashmiri chilli powder optional
- 2 tsp. mustard oil or any other oil that you have
- salt to taste
- coriander leaves to garnish
Make gashes on brinjal. Add some garlic cloves. Roast the brinjal on fire till they are charred on the outside and well cooked on the inside.
Let them cool and then peel off the burnt skin. Finely chop or mash the pulp with the garlic and keep aside.
Now take mustard oil in a pan. Put in cumin seeds and allow them to sputter.
Add onions and ginger-garlic-chilly chopped. Cook for a few minutes till onions are transparent and slightly golden.
Now add the tomatoes and cook some more till they have released their water.
Add in the brinjal pulp and all the masalas including salt. Mix well.
Cover and cook for about 5 minutes till everything seems well integrated. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Garnish with coriander leaves. Your baingan ka bharta is ready. Serve hot.
1. Roasted brinjal tastes better if roasted on coal fire.
2. Some people discard the stub but I enjoy having it.
3.Have baingan ka bharta with hot rotis smeared with ghee. Absolute bliss!
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