Smoked Eggplant Mash- Baingan Ka Bharta
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Smoked Eggplant Mash- Baingan Ka Bharta

A South Asian dish, part of the national cuisines of both India and Pakistan. It is primarily a vegetarian dish that comprises bhurtha (minced vegetables) made from eggplant (baingan) which is grilled over charcoal or direct fire, to infuse the dish with a smoky flavour. The smoked eggplant is mashed with fresh cilantro (coriander leaves), chilli pepper, onion and mustard oil!

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Ingredients

  1. 1 Eggplant
  2. 1 Onions Finely Chopped
  3. 1 Tomatoes Finely Chopped
  4. Coriander leaves
  5. 2 Tbsps Oil
  6. 1/2 Cup Green Peas Boiled
  7. 1/4 tsp Asafoetida
  8. 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  9. 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  10. 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  11. Salt
  12. 1 tsp Coriander Cumin Seeds &
  13. 2 Chilies Green Chopped
  14. 1/2 tsp Chilly Red Powder
  15. 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  16. 4 Cloves Garlic

Method

30 mins
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    Make slits in the eggplant and insert the garlic cloves in it

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    On medium Flame, put the eggplant and roast it and keep turning it slowly over time to time till everything is nicely roasted, Soft and cooked.

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    Once its cooked, put the eggplant in a bowl and cover the bowl with clean wraps or just give it a dip in cold water.

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    Meanwhile in a heated pan, put some oil.

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    Add cumin seeds to it let it crackle.

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    Add onions and ginger paste and saute it till its nice and cooked.

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    Add tomatoes and green chillies and mix everything well.

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    Add asafoetida, turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander and cumin seed powder, red chilly powder, salt and mix everything well.

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    While its cooking, remove the wrap from the bowl and remove the burnt skin from eggplant and mash it well.

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    Add the eggplant mash to the tomato mixture.

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    Add the boiled green peas and coriander leaves and mix everything well.

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    Add 1/2 cup water and salt so that everything cooks well and the dish is ready to be served.

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