Plain Baingan Ka Bharta

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 - brinjal (big)
  • 5-6 - onions (finely chopped)
  • 5-6 - tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 7-8 - green chillies
  • 2 tbsp - ginger (finely cut)
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - garam masala
  • a pinch of hing
  • salt to taste
  • oil and cumin for sauteing
  • green coriander leaves for garnishing

How to Make Plain Baingan Ka Bharta

  • If using an oven, pre-heat to 375 degrees.
  • Grease the brinjal with some oil, wrap in foil and put in the oven.
  • Or else, put the brinjal on a gas burner, keep turning it until the skin starts cracking and can be peeled off easily.
  • Make sure the brinjal has been cooked well under the skin.
  • Remove the brinjal from the burner and allow it to cool.
  • Peel off the skin under cold water.
  • Mash the brinjal well and keep in a bowl.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add hing and cumin.
  • After five seconds, add chopped onions and wait till they turn light golden brown.
  • Add green chillies and ginger, heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Put tomatoes and stir until the masala oozes oil.
  • Add coriander powder, garam masala and red chilli powder.
  • Add the mashed brinjal to the masala and mix well.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • The more you saute the masala, the better the taste.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with paratha or roti.