Thursday, March 13, 2008

Baingan Bartha(Egg Plant Curry)

The flavour of the roasted brinjal/egg plant is very unique...hmm yummy this dish is one of our fav's.Many add potatoes to this dish but i dint as i dont like using potatoes since its full of carbs...anyway heres the recipe for the dish in my way....

Ingredients :

1 big eggplant
1 medium sized onion(finely chopped)
1 big tomato (finely chopped)
2 green chilies(finely cut)
1/2 spoon turmeric powder
1 spoon corainder powder
1/2 spoon garammasala powder
red chilli powder to taste
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves(finely cut)

Method :

1.Wash the baingan ,then with a knife make some scars on the veggie so that it bakes well....and then smear some oil all over the veggie.
2.Bake the baingan in the oven for 45 minutes at 400 degrees and then Let it cool.
3.Meanwhile fry the onions add salt to onions so that it fries faster to it add turmeric pwd and green chilies fry until the onions are translusant.
4.Then add chopped tomatoes.
5.By now the baingan wud have cooled down so start peeling of its skin after removing the skin completly mash it with hand or grind it to smooth texture.
6.when tomatoes are cooked add red chilli pwd,garam masala,corainder pwd
7.Then add baingen mixture to it and let it boil for 5-10mins
8.add corainder leaves

Your baingan bartha is ready.
Before serving, garnish it with fresh coriander leaves. You can have it with chapathi or rice.