Friday, September 19, 2008


BAINGAN BHARTA (My own easy technique)
- Microwave
Time - preparation -20 minutes, microwave -15 minutes
Utensils - (1) Microwave safe big glass bowl

Ingredients -
(A) 1 baingan (Egg plant)- about 250 to 300 grams
(B) 2 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic, 1 tsp finely chopped green chilly, 2 cups finely chopped onion,
(C) 2 cups finely chopped tomato, salt - red chilly powder to taste, kashmiri mirch powder ( for colour), 1/4 tsp garam masala,
(D) finely chopped coriander

Procedure -
(1) Remove stem of egg plant, wash and give 4-5 slits on it with knife. Apply oil oll over and microwave on high power for 4 minutes. Turn and microwave again on high power for 2 minutes. Now hold this cooked egg plant in tong and burn it's outer skin on gas flame. Burn completely, it will take 3 -4 minutes time. Then cover and keep aside for 10 minutes. Now put it in plenty of water and remove all burnt skin and mash it.
(2) In a glass bowl take oil, onion, garlic, green chilly. Mix and microwave covered on high power for 2 minutes. Then mix tomato, salt - red chilly powder, kashmiri mirch powder and garam masala. Microwave covered on high power for 6 to 8 minutes. Mix mashed egg plant in it and Microwave covered on high power for 2 minutes. Mix half coriander in it.
(3) Garnish with remaining coriander and serve hot (with paratha or Roti)

Aai's special tips -
(1) Use microwave for cooking and gas stove for burning outer skin of egg plant. This is a best combination and gives nice smoke effect.
(2) It is easy to remove burnt skin of egg plant in water.


ItVeganAtGenesis said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I didn't use a mircrowave, but I put some oil on the eggplant and then roasted the eggplant in the oven using the broiler. It was delicious! I don't have a microwave. So, after I took the eggplant out of the oven I heated some oil in a pan and added black mustard seeds, hing, and black cumin seeds then I followed your recipe (except I didn't use onion). I put my tomato in a blender with some ginger and the green chilly. I added the tomato puree and after most of the moisture was gone I added the chili powder and some cumin/coriander powder and the chopped coriander. I stirred it well then added the eggplant. I let it cook for about 10-15 minutes then I added the garam masala. It was sooooo good!

Thank you!

rakhib said...

Today,I made bharta following your exact was wonderful!

Loved the simple yet so delicious recipe..this was the best bharta I ever had..Thanks..all ur recipes are just fabulous..pls keep posting new recipes..

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