Quick Baingan Bartha

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 large brinjals
  • 2 onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp - garlic (grated)
  • 1 tsp - ginger (grated)
  • 2 dried red chillies (crushed)
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander (dhania) powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - cinnamon-clove powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Punjabi garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp - lemon juice
  • 2 tsp - ghee
  • 2 tbsp - oil

How to Make Quick Baingan Bartha

  • Roast the brinjals over fire, to burn skin. (Or rub with a few drops of oil and microwave for 3 minutes).
  • When skin blisters, hold under running water. (Skin will not blister when microwaved, so peel.)
  • Gently scrub off skin. Mash brinjals to a puree.
  • Heat oil in a heavy kadai. Add ginger-garlic and stir-fry for a minute.
  • Add onions, all the dry masalas, except red chilli powder, stir for a minute. Add tomatoes, brinjal, salt, lemon juice and stir.
  • Simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Just before serving, heat ghee in a small pan.
  • Hold pan over the bowl with the bhartha, add chilli powder, and pour immediately.
  • Do not allow the chilli powder to burn.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Serve hot with tandoori roti, paratha, etc.