Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Baingan Bharta / Brinjal curry

Baingan Bharta is a popular Punjabi recipe, which is medium spicy, cooked in tomato base. 

Serves 3 to 4

Category - Lunch / Dinner

Eggplant - 1No. Large
Tomato - 2Nos. Large
Onion - 1No. Finely chopped
green Chilli - 2Nos.
ginger - 1/2 inch
salt to taste
cumin seeds - 1tsp
red Chilli powder- 1/4tsp
coriander powder - 1tsp
turmeric - 1/2tsp
oil - 4tsp
Garam masala - 1/2tsp
Hing a pinch
cilantro - 1tbsp For garnishing

In a Microwave dish place the washed and pat dry eggplant, cook for 8 to 10 mins. Then cut the steam and peel off the skin and smash. Keep aside.

Ground together - Tomatoes, green chillies and ginger.

In a Wok, heat the oil add in the Hing and cumin then the onions. Fry till the onions turn transparent now add the ground paste. Now add all the spices and cook for about 6 mins, till oil separates. Add the smashed Eggplant and cook further till everything blends together. Add 2 or 3 tsp of water if required to keep up the gravy consistency.

Lastly, garnish it with cilantro. Serve with chapathi or Na-an. 

(This gravy is thick in consistency.)