How to make Baigan ka Bharta -
A Punjabi speicality – brinjal roasted on direct heat, cooked with onions and tomatoes.
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Baigan ka Bharta Recipe Card
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.
Cook time : 26-30 minutes
Ingredients for Baigan ka Bharta Recipe
Brinjal 1 large
Oil 1 tablespo
Onions finely chopped 2 medium
Tomatoes finely chopped 2 medium
Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespo
Brush some oil over the brinjal. Place it on direct flame and roast on low heat from all sides till the skin gets charred. Transfer onto a plate and let cool.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till golden. Add tomatoes, mix and cook for 3-4 minutes or till oil separates.
Peel and mash the brinjal.
Add chilli powder and salt to the pan and mix well. Add mashed brinjal, mix and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
Serve hot garnished with crushed peppercorns and a fresh coriander sprig.