Baingan Ka Bharta is a dish that usually creates a day like feast at home whenever prepared. As one can see Brinjals and Brinjals in the markets these days, I too landed buying it immediately. I made this dish in a little different version of the original Baingan Ka Bharta recipe and served it with Jowar Bhakri.
Brinjal / Baingan 1 big
Onion 1 medium chopped
Green Chili 1 chopped
Garlic 2 pods chopped
Curd 1 tbsp
Roasted Powdered Peanuts 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1 tbsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil 2 tbsp + for greasing the brinjal
Freshly chopped Coriander Leaves few
Roast the brinjals until nicely cooked - soft and tender. This takes around 12 - 15 minutes depending on the quality of the brinjal. Transfer to a plate and when cooled little, start peeling the skin. The skin should actually be half out and when peeled it should come out easily showing that the brinjals are roasted properly.
Once the skin is removed, with the help of a fork, smash the roasted brinjals properly. Keep ready aside.
Now add the smashed brinjals, powdered roasted peanuts, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander leaves and salt and mix everything well.
Now switch off the flame, add curd, mix gently and again switch on the flame. Cook for another 5 - 6 minutes and switch off the flame.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.