Sunday, January 27, 2013

Baingan Ka Bhartha




I’m here with another brinjal recipe. Baingan ka Bhartha is a very popular spicy North Indian dish made of baingan or Eggplant. Traditionally the whole eggplant is charred on open gas flame and the whole dish has a very smoky flavor. I am not a lover of the smoky flavor. So I never liked Baingan Bhartha. Then I came to know of this wonderful alternate of cooking the eggplant in an oven. I loved this idea as it gave the same end result minus the smoky charred smell. It really works well for me.

This is dish is generally very spicy and tangy and goes very well with any Indian flatbread or even plain rice. After I got to know of this oven method, it has become a regular in my house and is a favorite with all at home.

What you'll need
  1. Big Eggplant – 1 (Medium Sized)
  2. Onion – 2 big
  3. Tomatoes – 3 Medium sized
  4. Green Chillies – 2 to 3
  5. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  6. Garlic – 2 cloves
  7. Fresh Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp
  8. Coriander Powder – ½ tbsp
  9. Red Chilly Powder – ½ tsp (adjust according to taste)
  10. Amchur Powder – ½ tsp (optional)
  11. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  12. Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp



Method
  1. Preheat the oven at 230C.
  2. Wash and pat dry the eggplant. Make a couple of slits on the eggplant. Apply oil all over it.
  3. Place the eggplant on a tray and bake at 230C for 30 to 40 minutes. Turn once in between for even cooking.
  4. If you like the charred smell and taste, set the oven at broil and broil for 10 minutes. ( I did not do it)
  5. Or cook it on the gas stove in an open flame, turning once in a while with the help of the stem, till the skin gets completely charred on all sides.
  6. Remove the eggplant and allow to cool. Peel the skin and mash well. Keep aside.
  7. Heat a Kadai with oil. Add cumin seeds.
  8. Once the crackle add, finely chopped onions, and sauté for a couple of minutes.
  9. Add grated ginger, finely chopped garlic and green chillies.
  10. Fry for 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat till the onions turn light brown.
  11. Add finely chopped tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes turn mushy and everything comes together.
  12. Now add the red chilly powder and coriander powder. Mix well and fry for a minute.
  13. Now add the mashed eggplant and mix everything very well. Add salt and check for seasoning. If you feel you need more tang then add the amchur powder else skip it. I added.
  14. Mix well. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  15. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves.




Serve hot with phulkas.


31 comments:

Ruchi Indu said...

Baingan ka Bartha looks delicious. Should definitely try this..

Vidhya said...

Eggplants in any form welcome in my home.Love your version of baingan bhartha.

Priti S said...

Love baingan bharata any day ...and it looks so perfect ...just yum

Akila said...

Very delicious n great clicks ...


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Rafeeda said...

yummy baingan bartha... i've made it only once, have to make it again now, after seeing ur pics... :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks perfect and delicious

Sangeetha Priya said...

Delicious curry, wonderful preparation!!!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Yummy... Bookmarked...
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Have never tried or tasted this famous dish, looks tempting.

Nandita Pai Shirali said...

I love Baigan bartha! Been ages since I made this at home... your pics are tempting me to make them soon! :) Lovely

WeR SAHM said...

delicious and my favourite sabji frm north cuisine....lovely clicks kaveri

Chandrani said...

Very delicious and tasty side dish for roti.



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Kalpana Sareesh said...

delicious looking..

Vimitha Anand said...

Love this with chapathis... Spicy n yum

maha said...

looks very nice and colourful.

PT said...

my fav side-dish.. i love to have it with plain rice and roti..

Hema said...

Love this and I like the smoky flavor, so I like doing it on stove top..

Jeyashrisuresh said...

Super ! anything with brinjals i love to have. nicely done and presented

Shema George said...

Interesting way of cooking the Baingan in the oven... I love Baingan Bhartha...wish i could get some right now:)

Vineetha said...

I love this Kaveri...I can't get enough of it...feel like having it right now :)

divya said...

Drooling here ....Can I have a bite ??

Charul @ Tadka Masala said...

Me too drooling! Love baingan bhartha! Yumm pics! :)

Swathi Iyer said...

Baingan ka bharatha looks really yumm. Love it Kaveri.

Roshni said...

Beautiful clicks Kaveri.. love it

Sangeetha said...

one of my fav eggplant recipe, looks very delicious...your pics are so inviting...love it!

Sona S said...

Bhartha looks very delicious Kaveri and very inviting clicks.

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Nalini's Kitchen said...

looks delicious and inviting clicks...

Julie said...

flavorful bhartha,inviting clicks..yummy with rotis!!
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Maha Gadde said...

Looks delicious n awesome.

Priya said...

Its one of my wekaness,love this bharthas with simple rotis.

Shylaja Praveen said...

Tempting clicks Kaveri. I tried this once long back.But did not come out well.Will have to try it again

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