Baingan bharta /Smoky eggplant stir-fry

Baingan bharta is basically Smokey flavor roasted eggplant mash with Indian spices.

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                                                                                   Baingan Bharta    

Preparation Time : 10min Cooking Time : 30min 

Serves: 2
Cuisine: North Indian
Course: side dish
Author: Resmarani

INGREDIENTS OF BAINGAN BHARTA

For Roasting:

  • Eggplant/Baigan-1 large
  • Oil-1tbs(apply on the egg plant)

For Bharta:

  • Oil-2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds/Sorisa-1/2tbs
  • Jeera-1/2 tbs
  • Garlic Cloves- 4-5 minced
  • Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped
  • Onion – 1 medium finely chopped
  • Tomatoes -2 finely chopped
  • Red Chilli Powder-1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder-1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala-1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Roasted Baingan Pulp

For Garnishing

  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Coriander

Preparation

Steps of Baingan bharta recipe:

  1. Wash baingan and dry it .Brush it with little oil all over and make  few slits over the baingan by using knife.
  2. Roast on an open flame for 8-10 minutes, turning the baingan every 1-2 minutes to make sure its roasted properly on all sides.2019-05-08-16-23-03
  3. Once Baingan roasted properly,leave for cool down.2019-05-08-16-32-06
  4.  Once cooled, remove the skin.
  5. Transfer the roasted eggplant to a bowl and mash using  potato masher. Keep aside.IMG-20190509-WA0169
  6. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot,add mustard seeds and jeera till spluttering .IMG-20190509-WA0174
  7. Add chopped garlic and green chili. Saute for few second.IMG-20190509-WA0159
  8. Then add chopped onion,tomato fry for 2min.
  9. Add turmeric powder,coriander powder,chili powder ,garam masala and salt .Mix properly.IMG-20190509-WA0152
  10. Cover and cook till the tomatoes are soft and pulpy.
  11. Add the mashed baingan and mix well.IMG-20190509-WA0143
  12. Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes while stirring occasionally.IMG-20190509-WA0165
  13. Add chopped coriander, mix properly.IMG-20190509-WA0140
  14. Serve delicious smoky baingan bharta with rice,roti or paratha.

     

A Quick Summary:

 INGREDIENTS

For Roasting:

  • Eggplant/Baigan-1 large
  • Oil-1tbs(apply on the egg plant)

For Bharta:

  • Oil-2 tablespoons
  • Mustard seeds/Sorisa-1/2tbs
  • Jeera-1/2 tbs
  • Garlic Cloves- 4-5 minced
  • Green Chilli – 1 finely chopped
  • Onion – 1 medium finely chopped
  • Tomatoes -2 finely chopped
  • Red Chilli Powder-1 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder-1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala-1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Roasted Baingan Pulp

For Garnishing

  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Coriander

Directions:

  1. Wash baingan and dry it .Brush it with little oil all over and make  few slits over the baingan by using knife.
  2. Roast on an open flame for 8-10 minutes, turning the baingan every 1-2 minutes to make sure its roasted properly on all sides.
  3. Once Baingan roasted properly,leave for cool down.
  4.  Once cooled, remove the skin.
  5. Transfer the roasted eggplant to a bowl and mash using  potato masher. Keep aside.
  6. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Once the oil is hot,add mustard seeds and jeera till spluttering .
  7. Add chopped garlic and green chili. Saute for few second.
  8. Then add chopped onion,tomato fry for 2min.
  9. Add turmeric powder,coriander powder,chili powder ,garam masala and salt .Mix properly.
  10. Cover and cook till the tomatoes are soft and pulpy.
  11. Add the mashed baingan and mix well.
  12. Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  13. Add chopped coriander, mix properly.
  14. Serve delicious smoky baingan bharta with rice,roti or paratha.

Hope you all will love this recipe.. Please do share your comments .

Happy cooking !!!!!!!!!!!!

Health Benefits of Egg plants:

1. Fiber present in eggplant is essential for gastrointestinal health, as well as for regular bowel movements.

2.Egg plant is low in calories,it helps to loss weight.

3.Egg plants are rich in florate,which helps to produce red blood cell and also prevent from anemia. 

4. Eggplants are good for heart health.

5.It helps to prevent from cancer.

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