Baingan Ka Bharta | Smoky Eggplant Stir Fry Mash

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Baingan Bharta Recipe | Baingan Ka Bharta | Smoky Eggplant Stir Fry Mash with detailed photo and video recipe. An easy-flavoured and smoky indian curry made with fire-roasted eggplant and spices. It is known for the combination of spice heat with a smoky or charcoal taste in each bite. The recipe is an ideal side dish for indian flatbreads like roti and chapati, but can also be served as a simple dish with a dal rice combination.
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Baingan Bharta Recipe | Baingan Ka Bharta | Smoky Eggplant Stir Fry Mash with step-by-step photo and video recipe. Indian cuisine has a myriad of curry recipes made with different types of vegetables and ingredients. To add to the permutation, the same vegetables can be used to make different curries by adopting different cooking techniques. One such simple and easy smoky-flavoured mash recipe is the baingan bharta recipe.

I am always a huge fan of curry recipes which has a lot of sweet and spicy gravy recipe. having said that I have a lot of respect for this eggplant-based baingan bharta recipe. Even though it is not a gravy-based recipe, I like the charcoal or earthy flavour of this recipe. Having said that I prefer the small white and purple coloured brinjal to make the peanut-based brijal curry. Again it is due to the gravy base and also the creamy texture from dry coconut and peanut. I did even try the bharta with these small eggplants but was not successful with it. You do need a large chunk of eggplant which does not dissolve while frying it with direct flame.

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Anyway, some easy and important tips, suggestions and variations for a perfect smoky baingan bharta recipe. Firstly, I always recommended using big and fat eggplant rather than small and long eggplant for this recipe. While frying with direct flame, the former should hold its shape and not dissolve. Secondly, before roasting the eggplant, make some cuts and also stuff it with garlic and chillies so that it absorbs all the necessary flavour. Lastly, you can follow the same process with potatoes, and mix them with eggplant to make onion, potato, and baingan bharta recipe.

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Baingan Bharta Recipe | Baingan Ka Bharta | Smoky Eggplant Stir Fry Mash

HEBBARS KITCHEN
Easy baingan bharta recipe | baingan ka bharta | smoky eggplant stir fry mash
4.97 from 191 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course curry
Cuisine punjabi
Servings 4 Servings


Ingredients 

for roasting:

  • 400 grams brinjal / baingan / eggplant
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 chilli
  • 1 tsp oil

other ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 dried red chilli (broken)
  • 1 inch ginger (finely chopped)
  • 2 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)


Instructions 

  • firstly, take large-sized brinjal and make 4 slits.
  • stuff in 3 garlic and 1 chilli in each slit.
  • grease the baingan with oil as it helps to peel off the skin easily once roasting.
  • start roasting on gas stove flipping occasionally.
  • roast until brinjal turns dark and cooked completely from inside.
  • cool the baingan completely and start to peel the skin off.
  • take off the head of brinjal and check if the brinjal is cooked completely from inside.
  • mash the eggplant with the help of a fork. keep aside.
  • in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and saute 1 tsp cumin, 1 dried red chilli, 1 inch ginger and 2 clove garlic.
  • saute 1 onion until it shrinks slightly.
  • further add ½ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and saute till spices turn aromatic.
  • add in 1 tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  • now add in roasted and mashed brinjal along with 1 tsp salt.
  • mix and mash for 5 minutes or until flavours are well combined.
  • add ½ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
  • finally, enjoy baingan ka bartha with hot phulka or rice.



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How to make Baingan Bharta with step-by-step photo:

  1. Firstly, take large-sized brinjal and make 4 slits.
    baingan bharta recipe
  2. stuff in 3 garlic and 1 chilli in each slit.
    baingan bharta recipe
  3. grease the baingan with oil as it helps to peel off the skin easily once roasting.
    baingan bharta recipe
  4. start roasting on gas stove flipping occasionally.
    baingan ka bharta
  5. roast until brinjal turns dark and cooked completely from inside.
    baingan ka bharta
  6. cool the baingan completely and start to peel the skin off.
    baingan ka bharta
  7. take off the head of brinjal and check if the brinjal is cooked completely from inside.
    baingan ka bharta

  8. mash the eggplant with the help of a fork. keep aside.
    smoky eggplant stir fry mash
  9. in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and saute 1 tsp cumin, 1 dried red chilli, 1 inch ginger and 2 clove garlic.
    smoky eggplant stir fry mash
  10. saute 1 onion until it shrinks slightly.
    smoky eggplant stir fry mash
  11. further add ½ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and saute till spices turn aromatic.
    smoky eggplant stir fry mash
  12. add in 1 tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    baingan ka bharta
  13. now add in roasted and mashed brinjal along with 1 tsp salt.
    baingan ka bharta
  14. mix and mash for 5 minutes or until flavours are well combined.
    baingan bharta recipe
  15. add ½ tsp garam masala and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
    baingan bharta recipe
  16. Finally, enjoy baingan ka bartha with hot phulka or rice.
    baingan bharta recipe

Notes:

  • Firstly, roasting brinjal on low to medium flame helps in uniform cooking and adds flavour.
  • Also, you can roast tomato along with brinjal.
  • Additionally, mashing uniformly helps to blend the flavours.
  • Finally, baingan ka bartha recipe can just be prepared with green chilli or red chilli powder.
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