Tuesday, May 24

Punjabi Baingan Ka Bharta (Punjabi Style Eggplant)

Punjabi Baingan Bharta is just one of the several versions of eggplant bharta there are in Indian cooking. Bhartas are largely north indian in origin and made from all sorts of vegetables. I can eat this bharta any time of the day with roti's. There is one more version of bharta which i have learn from my SIL , but my hubby prefer this version. This version of baingan ka bharta is really easy to make. Serve it with hot chapatis. Or as a side dish. 


Ingredient's
3 medium-sized eggplants
2 onions, 3 green chilli and 2 tomatos, chopped fine 
1tsp turmeric, 1/2tsp coriander powder, 1/2tsp red chilli powder
8 curry leafs
1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1/2tsp mustard seeds, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
2 tbsps finely chopped fresh green coriander
1tsp dry mango powder
Salt and Oil as per req

Cooking Method
Roast on a gas cooktop by just placing the eggplant straight on the burner and keeping the flame on low setting. Keep turning and cooking till all the skin on the eggplant is charred and the inner flesh looks really soft. Once the eggplant is roasted, allow to cool fully and then peel off and discard the charred skin. Once cool, coarsely mash and keep aside for later use. Now set up a pan on medium heat and add the cooking oil. When hot, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leafs cook till the spluttering stops. Add the onions and green chili and fry till soft. Add the ginger garlic paste and all the masala powder, except dry mango powder, fry for 1 minute. Add the tomato, stir well and cook for 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle a little water if needed. Now add the eggplant, dry mango powder and salt, mix well. Add the chopped fresh coriander and stir. Cook another minute and turn off the heat. 
Serve hot with Chapatis or Rice. 

27 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is on my todolist since long...ur version sounds interesting

Kurinji said...

Yummy and mouthwatering curry.
Kurinjikathambam

Umm Mymoonah said...

It just pops out of the picture, looks so delicious.

Radhika said...

The click is so tempting. Too good Rumana. Next time I'm going to try ur version Yaar. thanks for sharing.

Nandini said...

I almost tried to pick it up...Looks really good!

Priya said...

Mouthwatering here, super delicious baingan ka bharta,yumm!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Mouthwatering baingan dish...Never added mango powder to this. Will try next time..Nice click

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Prathibha said...

Love this..:)
nice clicks too..:)

Babli said...

Looks delicious and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

Vardhini said...

Love to have it with rotis .. looks yummy.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

My fav,luks delicious...

Kairali sisters said...

This is my fav, shall try this version soon, yummy yumm

Suja said...

Mouthwatering..looks very tempting,perfect with rotis.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely yum, love the addition of mango powder to it :)

Nitha said...

Lovely dish and tempting clicks..

RS said...

Lovely dish and inviting one :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

One of my favourite recipe and would love to have with garam rotis.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious and tempting one with beautiful clicks...

Pushpa said...

Am a big fan of eggplants looks delicious.

Gulmohar said...

Love eggplant in this kind of dishes :-)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wonderful and very tempting curry !!

divya said...

Mouthwatering here, super delicious baingan ka bharta,yumm!

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks delicious and yummy
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cook from doha said...

my hubbys fav......yours look yummy.....

Sarah Naveen said...

nice recipe...looks so delicious..perfect with rice or roti

Swathi said...

Baingan ka bhartha looks delicious.

Amee said...

This looks fantastic!! I would love for you to link this up to my new linky party called "Fit and Fabulous Fridays". :) It will run all day tomorrow. Have a great weekend!!

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