Baingan Bharta Recipe unroasted-baigan-bharta
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Eggplant - 1 (400 gms)
  • Tomatoes - 4 (150 gms)
  • Capsicum - 1
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida - ½ pinch
  • Green chilies - 2 (finely chopped )
  • Ginger - ½ inch piece (finely chopped )
  • Mustard oil - 2 tbsp
  • Green coriander - 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Garam masala - ¼ tsp
  • Red chili powder - ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp or to taste
Instructions
  1. Finely chop the tomatoes, capsicum,
  2. Place wok to heat. Once hot add 2 tbsp mustard oil to it. Add ½ tsp cumin seeds to it.Reduce flame. Add ½ pinch asafoetida, ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  3. Add 2 finely chopped green chili,1/2 inch piece ginger.Slightly roast the spices.Add tomatoes to it,add ¼ tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder. Roast the spices well till the tomatoes are mashed and oil starts separating from it.
  4. Stir it at regular intervals. Keep flame medium. Meanwhile till the spices are roasted,cut and dip eggplant in water. Remove stalk, cut from centre. Remove skin, cut in small pieces.
  5. Once spices are roasted, add chopped capsicum to it.Roast it slightly.Add eggplant to it.Add salt, stir it. Cover and cook it for 4 to 5 minute. put water in the plate covered.The steam in the eggplant, will cool off and will eventually mix.
  6. After 5 minutes, check the bharta.Stir the bharta well.Cover and cook it again the same way for 5 minutes. Bharta is watery.
  7. Mash the bharta well.Add garam masala and green coriander as well.Mash it.Turn off flame.
  8. Yummy and tempting Unroasted Baigan bharta is ready.Garnish the bharta with some green coriander.You can serve it with chapati , paratha, rice or naan.This quantity of bharta is sufficient for 3 to 4 members of family.
Recipe by Indian Good Food at http://indiangoodfood.com/3021-unroasted-baingan-bharta-recipe.html