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Baingan Bharta (North Indian-vegetarian)
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Summary: Baingan Bharta or roasted aubergine is an easy to cook recipe that can be served with roti or Indian bread. Baingan Bharta is probably the most apt example of a dish that churns out of a farm fresh produce in Northern India during winter.

Baigan Bharta

Introduction: Baigan Bharta is a traditionl North Indian dish. It varies from family to family, here I am sharing the way my mom used to make
Preparation time: 5 Minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
1 Baigan Large (Black variety, about 500gms to 750gms)
Mustard Oil 1tsp
Ghee 2 tbsp
1 large Onion chopped
1 large Tomato chopped
3-4 garlic chopped
1 inch ginger chopped
4-5 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
1 small bunch Green coriander chopped
Salt to taste
>Slit the baigan lengthwise till the base but keep the base intact
>Rub mustard oil on the skin of the baigan
>Put the baigan in a gas stove or in any open fire and roast for 10 minutes, turn it in between
>Remove the baigan from fire and cool, remove the skin and take out the soft pulp in a bowl
>Mesh the pulp with the back of a spoon and make a rough paste
>Now add ghee in a Kadai and heat it
>Add chopped onion, sauté for few minutes, and then add crashed garlic and ginger
>Sauté for some more time, till the aroma starts coming
>Pour in the chopped tomatoes and green chillies
>Add salt and cook till the tomato melts, fold contentiously with a spatula to prevent burning at the bottom
>Now add the baigan mesh and mix well
>Start cooking over high flame by contentiously folding it, so the mesh gets some browning
>Adjust seasoning
>Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with Roti or Indian bread
Variations: Adding two well beaten eggs when the tomatoes and chillies were added, gives it a twist

Try some more North Indian dish those are simple and takes few minutes to make. Click on the images below for the recipe