Wednesday, 4 February 2015

How to Make Famous Punjabi Dish "Baingan Ka Bharta"

This is an eggplant puree recipe of northern India. It is a famous Indian dish containing eggplant and traditional spices like amchur.

The Recipes of "Baingan Ka Bharta" is following.


2 large eggplants
4 tablespoons oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 tomatoes very ripe fresh season, chopped
1 tsp. coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder, optional
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 tsp. cumin
a pinch of dried mint
salt (adjust to taste)
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro (garnish)
3 green spring onions, finely chopped (garnish)


Roast the eggplant in gas fire, hot coals or under griller until the skin is completely blackened everywhere and carnede eggplant is tender. When cool enough to handle, remove all the skin under running cold water. Puree or cut into small cubes.
In a skillet heat the oil and fry the onion until golden. Add tomato and cook until the tomato is well done. Add the ground spices and stir for a few seconds, aƱandir eggplant and salt.
Cover and simmer until liquid evaporates and becomes a thick paste like texture of pate. 4. Add garam masala and mint and simmer, uncovered, for a few minutes.
Serve hot with naan or basmati rice.


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