Baigan Bharta(Spiced Eggplant Dish)

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Baigan Bharta is a mashed eggplant cooked in onion tomato gravy. In ancient times they used to roast eggplant with the help of charcoal to give that smokey flavour. It is a popular north indian dish.

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Baigan Bharta (Eggplant/ Brinjal)

Serve 3-4

 Ingredients

2 eggplant, roasted & mashed

3 onion chopped

4-5 tomatoes chopped

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds

½ cup frozen peas

salt to taste

1 tablespoon coriander powder

½ teaspoon chilli powder

3 tablespoon oil

coriander for garnishing

 Method

Wash and pat dry eggplants. coat some oil on the eggplant and prick them. Roast them over open flame, grill or in a preheated oven until the skin scorches and starts peeling off and eggplants start to shrink. I did mine in oven. Let them cool, remove skin and take out the plup. Mash the plup completely.

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Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin and fenugreek seeds. Saute them and add chopped onions. Cook them till they are translucent. Add spices and chopped tomatoes. Cook them till oil separates.

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Add mashed eggplant and peas. Cook them for 5-7 mins. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Serve hot with chapati, naan or rice.

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