Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Baingan ka bartha




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.


Ingredients :





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.

Method :

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.

Goes well with Rotis / Parathas.

24 comments:

jeyashrisuresh said...

hi i have a small doubt in trying this.wont the bringal give a smell when it is made like this,i mean to remove its skin,normally i put directly on the burner and after that i will peel it.bcoz of this doubt i never attempted this.pl clarify.Hope i made u understand my doubt.

Ramya said...

Baingan Looks good. I've tagged you for a meme. Check it at http://ramya65.blogspot.com/2008/10/meme.html

Vibaas said...

Hi Ramya, Thanks. Will definitely check it out.

Hi Jeyashri, no it won't smell. I don't have gas stove here. I only have electric cook top. So, i broil it in the oven which is same as putting it directly on the flame. If you have gas stove, you can put it on the flame and remove the skin and follow the rest of the procedure. Hope this helps!

vidhas said...

this is my favouriter too. i used to prepare lot before marriage.

Priyanka said...

Your recipe for bharta is slightly different from mine...i usually dont temper it with urad dal... you can either broil it or put it on the electric gas to roast- the roasted flavor will be the same as putting it on the gas stove...however its messier but tastes absolutely delicious.

Adlak's tiny world said...

This is my husband's favorite dish. We mostly tried this in hotels only not yet at home. i too had a feel what u had abt this procedure. its seems easy i can also try this. thanks for sharing,

Bhawana said...

good good :). I lovee baigan bherta :).

Uma said...

ooh, looks so tempting. I like the way you rolled it like a taco.

Vibaas said...

Thanks Vidhya, Priyanka, Hema, Bhawana and Uma.

Priyanka, mine is not even electric coil. It is the cook top and i can't imagine the mess it would create :-) Broiling gives the same smoky taste and it's convenient too.

Priya said...

WOw lovely presentation..love the wrap..tempting baingan ka bartha vibaas..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks gr8. Nice color and simple to make also.

Vibaas said...

Thanks Priya and Lubna

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Delicious looking baingan, they really taste great with rotis...

Vibaas said...

Thanks Ramya

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey you got a nice blog.. love your recipe collection.. thx for the comments in my blog.

Vibaas said...

Thank u mahimaa

Priya said...

Hi Vibaas.. check my blog for something spl waiting for u..

http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/10/butterfly-award.html

rekhas kitchen said...

hi thanks alot for your lovely comment you have avery nice blog to baingain bartha mine is little different i like the presentation

Vibaas said...

Thanks Rekha. Appreciate your comment

Sireesha said...

My favorite one...Looks soooo tempting.Love the presentation...

Vibaas said...

Thanks Sireesha!

jeyashrisuresh said...

came out well.Didnt feel the smoky smell.thanks for the nice recipe.

Vibaas said...

glad u liked it jeyashri. thanks for giving me the feedback.

Shama Nagarajan said...

HI NICE BLOG AND YUMMY RECIPES.......INCLUDED U TO MY LIST

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