Thursday, September 22, 2011

Baingan Bhartha

"Baingan Bharatha" is a popular Punjabi curry made of roasted egg plant and served with Indian breads.
I tried this curry as a spread on toasted bread and it tasted very good.

Egg Plant-1
Tomatoes- 2
Ginger grated-1/2 tsp
Green Chillies-2
Chopped cilantro- 2 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Vegetable oil- 2 tbsp
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice-2 tbsp

Masala powders:
Red chillipowder-2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Cumin powder-1 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Turmeric- 1tsp

Wash the eggplant and smear vegetable oil.Now roast the eggplant on a gas stove.Turn over and make sure the wholeeggplant is roasted nicely and the skin is charred and the inside of the eggplant looks soft and cooked.
Allow it to cool.Remove the skin and mash the eggplant.
Take a pan.Add oil.Add cumin seeds and let it splutter.Add slit green chillies,ginger paste/grate,onion and saute.Add tomatoes.Let it cook for 5 minutes.Now add all the masala powder.Stir well.Now add the mashed eggplant,salt,sugar.Mix well.Allow to cook for 5-10 mins.Add lemon juice and garnish with cilantro.
Serve hot with Indian breads.

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