Friday, February 16, 2007
I and my hubby both love Eggplant a lot.So i usually prepare this veggie atleast once a week in differnt ways.One amongst the best recipe is baingan bartha.I just love the fleshy eggplant with the richness of potatoes and the spicy chilly with varoius other spices blended together in this dish.This goes well with various dosa,chapathi,parata or even simple rice too.
Egg plant- 1 large
Potato- 2 medium sized
Tomato- 1 large
Kitchen king masala-1 tsp
garam masala-1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
1.Smear oil to the eggplant and make small slits all over the egg plant and then roast it in a grill over the burner or electric coil.
2.Cook the eggplant till they turn soft and look burnt all over by turning allover to get uniform cooking. remove the burnt skin and mash the pulp and keep aside.Roughly mash the poataoes after removing the skin and keep ready.
3.Cook 2 medium sized potato and keep aside.Chop up a big onion and keep aside.
4.Now take a heavy bottomed pan ,add oil and cumin seeds and wait till it just splutters,then add onions and saute till it turns slightly brown,then add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.Then add tomato and saute for 3-4 mins
5.Add the eggplant pulp to the onions add enough water,and stir it.Then add all the seasoning one by one and constantly stir it.
6.add enough water to get it to required consistancy.
7.Then remove it from fire garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roties.