Baingan Bharta

This is a typical indian dish that I prepare at home sometimes. Baingan means eggplant in hindi and Bharta means mashed together. I do not claim that I can cook authentic indian food, take the recipe with a pinch of salt.

This is a fairly simplified version but I find it tastes great due to the simplicity of spices. This can be eaten either with flat bread or rice.

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Ingredients

  • Around 3 small eggplants (baingan)
  • 1 pack chunky tomato sauce
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera) powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander (dhania) powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • pinch of salt

Assembly

First off, the eggplants need to be prepared. Wash them and then poke them with a fork several times (if you don’t, they might explode in your oven, and that’s not fun to clean). Afterwards place them on baking paper in a tray and bake them at 200 °C for 45 minutes.

When the eggplant is baked, take it out, peel it and dice it in small cubes. It can be left to drain in a sieve until all else is ready.

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Sauté the onions and garlic in a pan for 2 minutes. Then add the tomato sauce and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes. Add the eggplants and cook for another 10 minutes. Finally put in the salt, cumin and coriander powder, mixing it all together.

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After another 10 minutes it is ready to be served. Here we had it with boiled whole grain rice.

Tip:
It goes really well as an appetiser. It can also be served with yogurt salad (raita) and indian pickles.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. berniemiles says:

    Love the look of this

    Liked by 1 person

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