Baingan Bartha

Baingan Bartha is a spicy vegetarian curry made from Eggplant. Eggplant is baked/cooked on direct flame to impart a smoky flavour to it and the same is cooked with other spices and vegetables. It really is a great side dish to Rotis. I got this recipe from my friend Jahnavi.

Eggplant - 1
Tomato - 2
Onion - 2
Cumin/saunf - 1/2 sp each
Turmeric- pinch
Garam Masala - 1 sp
Cumin Coriander Powder - 1 sp
Red chilli powder - 1 sp
Curd - 1 Tbsp
Cilantro/Coriander - to garnish

Apply a spoon of olive oil on the egg plant all over, poke some holes using fork and bake it in 350' for about 30-40 minutes or till done. Peel the skin off from the eggplant.

Mash it or chop it coarse depending on how you want to feel the eggplant. Set aside.

In 2 spoons of ghee/oil, splutter cumin,saunf, add chopped onions and saute till pink. Add tomato and cook till done. Add tumeric , Garam masala powder, Cumin Coriander powder, Red chilli powder and salt, top it with a table spoon of curd and give a good mix.

Add mashed or coarsely chopped egg plant and cover cook for couple of minutes till the flavour blends.

Garnish with coriander/cilantro. A spoon of lime juice is optional.Serve hot with Rotis.


kittymatti said...

wow! It has turned out soooo good! reminds me of my sister's!

lata raja said...

Oh wow,Sowmya, you've used tomato instead of tamarind. that is a lovely colour.Totally yummy...

Unknown said...

looks it..though i make it very rarely..

Hari Chandana P said...

looks sooo yummm dear...lovely color.. thanks for sharing!!

Vrinda said...

Baingan burtha looks so yum..very tempting curry..

Parita said...

Looks so delicious! my fav comfort food!

Learn Speaking English said...

Very nice recipe.