This is my favorite recipe and i think nobody can really goof this one up. I have tried this in several restaurents and have never regretted ordering this :-) I never tried preparing it at home thinking it must be really difficult to prepare. My mom has never prepared it at home too. So, that also made me think that this must be a very difficult recipe. Few years back, my friend Anu had gone to India for vacation and we invited her husband to have dinner with us. He brought Baingan ka bartha with him since he had already prepared it the previous evening. I was so surprised that a guy had prepared it :-) It was too good too and I promptly took the recipe from him. It was really simple.
Big eggplants - 2 Onion (medium) - 2 Tomatos - 3 Red chilli powder - 1 spoon Garam masala - 1/2 spoon Ginger - 1 inch (grated) Salt to taste Mustard seeds, curry leaves, urad daal and hing for seasoning. Cilantro for garnishing.
Broil the eggplants in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes. Remove the charred skin and mash the contents. In a pan, heat some oil, pop mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, urad daal and hing and fry till the daal is golden brown. Add the ginger and fry for another minute. Add the chopped onion and saute till it is translucent. Add the chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder and garam masala and cook till the tomatos are cooked and soft. Add the mashed eggplant and salt and cook for few more minutes. Garnish with cilantro.
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