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Shrimp Baingan Bharta

Shrimp Baingan Bharta is a popular Indian Side dish
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Side dish
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Serves 4


1 - Large Eggplant or 4 medium - Brinjals

1/2 cup - Dried shrimp - washed well and soaked in turmeric-water

2 tbsp- Vegetable oil

1 tsp- Cumin seeds

1 - Medium onion, finely sliced

1 tbsp - Ginger-garlic paste

2 sprigs - Curry leaves

1 tbsp - Curry powder

1- tomato, diced

1/2 cup- Plain yogurt

1 - Green chilli - chopped

salt to taste

1/4 bunch- Cilantro, finely chopped

1 - Green chilli (optional)

I- Dollop of ghee/butter (optional)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) and bake eggplants on a baking sheet for 20-30 minutes, until tender.
  2. Cool the eggplants, then peel and chop them.
  3. Heat oil in a saucepan and saute the onions and the cumin until pink.
  4. Drain and dry the shrimp.
  5. Add to the onions.
  6. Fry well for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the ginger garlic paste, curry powder, and tomatoes.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Now cover and cook for 1 minute.
  10. Add the beaten yogurt, eggplant and chillies.
  11. Add the salt and pepper.
  12. Cover the pan, add 1/4 cup water cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  13. Now remove the lid and simmer for 5 minutes.
  14. Add 1 slit green chilli to it.
  15. Add a dollop of ghee/butter and mix.
  16. Garnish with cilantro
  17. Serve with rotis.
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