Punjabi cuisine

Baigan Bharta

Ingredients :
1 no. medium Baigan (eggplant) 1/2 tsp   Garam Masala Powder
1/2 cup Cooked green peas 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 no.  Finely chopped onions 3 tbsp    Vegetable oil
1 no.  Finely chopped tomatoes 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1 no.   Finely chopped green chili Salt to taste  
Chopped green coriander leaves for garnishing

Preparation :
  • Brush baigan (eggplant) with oil and roast it on a gas burner over medium heat.
  • Frequently turn the eggplant upside down, until fully roasted.
  • Once done, hold it under cold running water or in a bowl full of water. Cool it and peel off the blackened skin.
  • Mash the flesh.
  • Heat oil in a pan / kadhai . Add green chili and onion and fry over medium heat until light golden brown.
  • Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and stir. Add tomatoes and cook until tender.
  • Add green peas and mashed baigan (eggplant). Stir well. Fry the baigan bhartha for 5-7 minutes over medium heat.
  • Garnish the baigan bharta with green coriander leaves and serve hot.