Baingan Ka Bharta or roasted eggplant recipe or roasted brinjal masala is originally a punjabi side dish for roti,chapati and pooris. Baingan or the brinjal is roasted directly on the flame and then peeled off and mashed.Directly roasting it over flame and then adding to the sabji adds its own smoky flavor to the dish.Here you will see a detailed recipe of baingan ka bharta with step by step photos.Ingredients Required :
Brinjals - 2 (medium sized) Cooking oil - 2 tbsp Cumin seeds - 1 tsp Onions - 2 Tomatoes - 2 Green chillies - 4 to 5 Coriander powder - 1.5 tsp Cumin powder - 1 tsp Salt - to taste Turmeric powder - 1/3 tsp Lime juice - 1 tbsp Finely chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsp Method: * First roast the brinjals directly over the flame as shown in the photo. * Allow the roasted brinjals to cool and then remove the peels completely. * Mash the roasted and peeled brinjals. Keep aside the mashed brinjals in a bowl. * Heat up cooking oil in a pan. * Add cumin seeds and finely chopped onions to the hot oil.Fry it until the onions turn translucent. * Add finely chopped tomatoes and thin slit green chillies and fry it.Close it with a lid and cook it until the tomatoes shrink and get cooked well. * Now add coriander powder,cumin powder and turmeric powder.Mix well. * Now add the roasted and mashed brinjals , mix well and add turmeric powder and salt to taste.Mix everything and close with a lid and cook in low flame for 2 minutes. * After 2 minutes of cooking in low flame give a final mix and add 1 tbsp of lime juice and few finely chopped coriander leaves.Mix it again and our delicious,mouthwatering baingan ka bharta is ready to serve with all types of rotis and pooris :)
Step by step recipe with photos
Roast the brinjals over the flame
Allow the roasted brinjals to cool for few minutes and then remove the peels.
Mash the roasted and peeled brinjals in a bowl.
Heat up oil in a pan and add cumin seeds to oil.
Also add finely chopped onions and fry it until it turns translucent.
Once the onions are fried well,add finely chopped tomatoes.
Also add thin slit green chillies.
Cook the tomatoes until they shrink and become soft and mushy.Once the tomatoes are cooked well add coriander powder and cumin powder.
Mix well and add turmeric powder.
Add roasted and mashed brinjals.
Add salt and mix everything well.
Close it with a lid and cook in low flame for 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes add lime juice.
And finally add few chopped coriander leaves and mix well.And our tasty and mouthwatering Baingan Ka Bharta is ready to serve 🙂