Traditional Indian Recipes

BAIGAN KA BHARTA

Baigan ka bharta is a popular side dish inNorth India. It can be taken along with hot rice and chapathi too.

Ingredients:

2 medium Baigan (eggplant / brinjal)
1 cup Cooked green peas
2 medium size finely chopped onions
2 Finely chopped tomatoes
2 Finely chopped green chilli
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
6 tbsp Vegetable oil
Salt to taste
1 stem curry leaf
Chopped green coriander leaves for garnishing

Procedure of Baigan ka Bharta :

  • Apply oil lightly onto the baigan (eggplant) and roast it on a gas burner over medium heat.
  • Turn the baigan frequently upside down, until fully roasted.
  • Hold the roasted  baigan under cold running water or in a bowl full of water. Once cool , peel off the blackened skin.
  • Mash the baigan flesh.
  • Heat oil in a pan / kadhai . Add curry leaf, green chilli and onion. Fry over medium heat until light golden brown.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and stir.
  • Add tomatoes and cook until tender.
  • Add green peas and mashed baigan . Stir well. Fry the baigan bhartha for 5-7 minutes over medium heat.
  • Garnish the baigan bharta with green coriander leaves and serve hot.

 

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