Baingan Ka Bharta – Smoked Eggplant Curry

Smoked Eggplant Curry

Indian Baigan Ka Bharta recipe is a delicious side dish made of spiced mashed eggplant … Pinch of Asafoetida; Few sprigs of Curry Leaves and Cilantro; Salt to

Ingredients:

  • Eggplant – 1
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 2
  • Tomato (finely chopped)  – 2
  • Green chilli – 1 (finely chopped) – 1
  • Boiled Peas – 1/2 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch chopped
  • Garlic – 5-6 cloves chopped
  • Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 3 tsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish

Method:

  1. Brush eggplant with oil and roast it on a gas burner over medium heat.
  2. Roast till all sides of eggplant gets roasted.
  3. Cool the roasted eggplant and peel off the blackened flesh.
  4. Mash the fleshy eggplant.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, fry cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and green chillies one by one.
  6. Add onions and fry till they are golden brown.
  7. Add tomato and all spice powders and cook till oil comes out.
  8. Add mashed eggplant and peas and cook over low heat for another 5 minutes.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves.