Baigan ka Bharta (Roasted and Mashed Brinjal/Eggplant)


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Brinjal is one of the most easily available vegetables which is highly nutritional and good for health. It contains high value of calcium and potassium which is required by our body to keep us in good fit

Today’s special recipe is Baigan ka bharta ( Roasted and Mashed Brinjal/Eggplant) which is cooked almost every next door Indian homes!!

Ingredients::

  • Baigan (Brinjal) 1 large
  • Peas 1 small cup
  • Onion 2 medium chopped
  • Tomato 2 medium chopped
  • Ginger 1 tbsp crushed/grated
  • Garlic 1 tsp cut into small pieces
  • Panch-phoran or Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Fresh Green chili 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Haldi (Turmeric) ¼ tsp
  • Salt ¾ tsp or according to taste
  • Mustard Oil 3 tbsp

Preparation::

  • Apply little oil all over the baigan and roast it in low flame on a netted tawa (flat iron cooking utensil)
  • Keep changing the position of the brinjal so that it doesn’t burn
  • When it’s cooked from all sides then remove and peel the skin, mash it properly and keep aside
  • Now heat oil in a fry-pan and add panch-phoran
  • When the seeds crackle add the onions and sauté till the onions are golden brown in color
  • Add the tomatoes, red chili powder, turmeric powder, ginger, garlic, green chilies and salt and cook for 5 minutes on high flame till the tomatoes turn soft
  • Now add peas and cook for 2-3 minutes in low flame (cover up with lid if required)
  • Once the peas are soft add the mashed baigan and cook for 2 to 4 minutes on a medium flame
  • Add fresh coriander leaves and remove from heat in 1-2 minutes
  • Serve hot with hot parathas!!
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