Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta (Roasted Eggplant Curry), a spicy curry made with roasted eggplant. My love for Baingan Bharta has developed over the years I have been away from home. From childhood I have never been fond of vegetables, I would only eat a few of them. Eggplant/Brinjal, I have always loved to eat, and slowly learned to cook a variety of Eggplant Recipes. I always roast the eggplant and love the smoky flavor of the dish.

 Ingredients: Baingan Bharta (Roasted Eggplant Curry)
  • 4 Long Asian Eggplants or 1 Medium Sized Eggplant
  • 1 Onion chopped finely
  • 1 Tomato
  • Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Sliced Ginger
  • Cilantro

I like to Roast my Eggplants in the Oven. Make vertical slits on the eggplant and rub them with oil, season with salt. Now place the eggplants on a foil and broil them for about 30 minutes in the oven. Once the eggplant is done, peel off the skin and mash well.


 Heat oil in a pan, add the finely chopped onions and stir fry them. When the onions become tender, add the sliced ginger and the mashed Eggplant. Season salt, Cumin & Coriander powder and cook for about 5 minutes. Garnish with sliced tomatoes and cilantro leaves, serve hot with Naan or Roti (Indian Bread)

12 comments:

  1. Bhaigan curry this seems to be different style never tried this way lovely should try that.

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  2. This is absolutley wonderful and rich with great color and flavor

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  3. Slurp, such a drool worthy and tempting bhaigan bharta,inviting..

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  4. I absolutely love this dish, but you know I so prefer to put it straight on the fire and burn it. But out here we have heat coil, so i have to always use my oven to bake it .. but the burnt one is my fav!! Begun Pora (That's what we call in Benagli)

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  5. Such a wonderful roasted eggplant with all the spices. So rich and flavorful. I am bookmarking this recipe, to make.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I make mine differently but i will try roasting eggplants next time. That shoud add a unique flavor.
    Btw, i just saw your ginger tea posting and i am a big tea lover and can't wait to try it :)

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  8. I too roast my eggplant on the stovetop. I will try roasting it in the oven, it seems simpler. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. First time in your blog.. u have a Fabulous space.. Baingan bharta looks absolutely delicious..
    Sunanda
    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  10. It should taste nice.. :) I still havent learned to cook eggplant :)

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  11. Your recipes look so tasty. Thank you!!

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  12. This is a dish I would love to make! I have so much to learn when it comes to Indian cooking!! Thanks, you a have a lovely blog!

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