Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta
Baingan bharta
Baingan bharta

Description –

This recipe of baingan bharta is simple to cook and takes very good with few spices. Delicious to eat, can be served with hot rotis, bread, steamed rice or jeera rice. Roasted baingan gives a nice smoky flavour to this dish.

Baingan is a rich source of iron which makes this dish nutritious as well.

(Matar Paneer Masala Recipe), (Baingan Bharta Recipe)
Preparation Time – 10-15 Mins
Cooking Time – 20-25 Mins

Ingredients –
• Baingan (Brinjal) – 1 Medium
• Chopped Onion- 2 Large
• Chopped Tomatoes – 4 large
• Boiled peas – ½ Cup
• Chopped coriander leaves to garnish
• Red chili powder – 2 Tsp
• Salt to taste
• Oil – 3 Tbsp

Method –
• Wash baingan/brinjal nicely and wipe it. Using fork make few holes in the baingan all over and grease it with little oil.
• Roast the baingan on a low flame turning in every 2-3 minutes till its skin is charred completely to get smoky flavour.
• To check if it is cooked properly, slide the knife in brinjal if it slides smoothly it means the brinjal is cooked properly.
• Peel and finely chop the brinjal once cool.
• Heat the oil in a wok. Add chopped onions and cook till golden .
• Add chopped tomatoes and cook till the oil starts separating.
• Add boiled peas and mix well.
• Add chopped/mashed brinjal. Add salt and red chili powder. Mix well.
• Cook for about 4-5 minutes. Keep stirring in between.
• Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis/chapati.

Tips and Tricks –
• Do not cover the lid while cooking.
• Use heavy bottom pan to avoid sticking at the bottom.
• Roast brinjal (baingan) on a low flame to make sure it is cooked properly inside.
• Cook onions on a low flame till brown to give it a little smoky flavour.
• Adding peas is optional. Use of fresh peas gives better taste.
• This recipe of taste better with no additional spices. All it needs is salt and red chili powder.
• Adjust spice level as per taste.

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