Must-eat Baingan Bharta

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 -large eggplant or 4 -medium brinjals
  • 2 tbsp -vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp- cumin seeds
  • 1 -medium onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp- ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp -curry powder
  • 1- tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup -plain yogurt
  • 1 -green chilli, chopped
  • salt
  • 1/4 bunch -cilantro, finely chopped

How to Make Must-eat Baingan Bharta

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) and bake eggplants on a baking sheet for 20-30 mins, until tender.
  • Cool, peel and chop or roast the brinjals in the gas flame until tender - then cool and mash.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan and fry onions and cumin well, till onions are tender.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste, curry powder, and tomatoes - cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the beaten yogurt, eggplant/brinjals and chillies.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and cover-cook for 10 mins over high heat.
  • Remove cover, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro/coriander and serve with piping hot rotis.