Friday, April 26, 2013

Baingan ka Bharta


Eggplant- 1 big
Onion-1/2 a small, cut finely
Tomato-1 small, cut finely
Ginger Garlic Paste-1 tsp
Green chillies- 1 , cut finely
Peas- 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
Coriander seeds powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
Kasoori Methi- 1 tbsp, crushed with hand before adding
Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tsp
Honey- 1/2 tsp
Cilantro- For garnish

  1. Quarter the big eggplant. Rub the outside and inside with some olive oil and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until tender at 425 F
  2. Remove the eggplant from the oven once done. Allow to cool. Remove the skin by pulling it out. Try to mash with hand. I prefer, blending them into a paste with a mixie for uniform texture.
  3. In a separate pan, add oil and once heated, add cumin seeds. Allow to splutter and add the onions and ginger garlic and cook till raw smell is gone.,
  4. Now add green chillies and tomatoes and pour some water to cook it completely. 
  5. Add the green peas and saute for a min or two. Add all the masala powders and salt. 
  6. Add the mashed eggplant mixture. Allow to cook.
  7. Add the kasoori methi and honey and mix and cook for a minute.
  8. Turn off stove and add lemon if needed and cilantro for garnish.
  9. Serve hot with rotis.