Monday, November 24, 2008


Eggplant is one of the most versatile vegetables.It can be used in making sauces and dips.It can also be stuffed with masala or spices and meats and then baked.They taste absolutely delicious when grilled.Its used in a variety of Indian curries.Baigan ka bhartha is one of them.

Baigan Ka Bhartha is an Indian dish made by mixing the roasted and mashed eggplant with onions,tomatoes and other spices.They go very well with roti or rice and dal.

This is my post on day 24 of RM2.


Eggplant - 1 whole
onions - 1 medium size,finely chopped
tomato - 2 medium size ,finely chopped
ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
turmeric - 1/2 tsp
red chilli pdr - 1 tsp
green chillies - 2-3 , slit
garam masala - 1 tsp
coriander pdr - 1 tsp
curry leaves - of 1 sprig
coriander leaves - a bunch ,chopped
lemon juice - 1-2 tsp(optional)
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 400 deg F.Apply oil all over on the outside of the eggplant.Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and place the eggplant on it.Bake it for about 40-50 mins or until the skin is fully burnt/blackened.Turn the eggplant ones half way through the cooking time.If you dont have an oven you can also roast it on open fire turning it frequently to roast it evenly on all sides.Ones roasted ,keep it tightly closed in the foil sealing all the edges for about 15-20 mins.This will help to peel off the skin easily.Ones the skin is removed ,transfer the eggplant into a bowl and mash it roughly.

In a pan heat some oil.Add gin-gar paste,curry leaves and green chillies.Stir for a few secs and then add the chopped onions.Cook it till they turn soft.Then add the turmeric pdr and red chilli pdr . Mix in the diced tomatoes,coriander pdr and garam masala.Ones they become soft mash them using the back of a wooden spoon.Add salt.Now add the mashed eggplant and mix it nicely.Check salt.Cover and let it simmer for 5-10 mins.Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.Serve hot with rice or roti.

Do check what my friends have cooked up today!!!

1) DK 2) Srivalli 3) PJ 4) Curry Leaf 5) Medha 6) Priya 7) Bhawna 8) Raaji 9) Ruchii 10)Anu 11) Kamala 12) Roopa13) Divya Kudua 14) Rekha 15) Divya M 16) Lakshmi 17) Raaga 18)Lakshmi Venkatesh 19) Sripriya 20) Viji 21) Pavani 22) Kamalika 23) Karuna 24) Roochi


Roopa said...

mmmm, I am planning to prepare it again some day :) I have started getting a liking for brinjal after I made it:) Your pics have come out so well :) droool:)

Happy cook said...

Love the last picture. It looks delicious

Madhu said...

I make similar to yours, love barthas.. looks steamy delicious.

Curry Leaf said...

Looks delicious.I too make it this way.Nice to add the step by step pics

Cham said...

Delicious BB , the steam is calling me :)

raaji said...

hmmmm.even i make it the same way.....lovely

Suma Rajesh said...

one of my fav curry..ur looks elegant..loved the picof rosted baigan..its perfect..

Uma said...

ooh, Yummy!

Andhra Flavors said...

will try it soon.

DEESHA said...

looks delicious .. i love Baingan ka Bharta

Medhaa said...

this is an all time fav at home. looks good

Uj said...

The only form in which I like baingan the most. Looks yummy.. I am sacred to grill them on the gas flame directly so end up cooking them in m/w. Hubby says he misses the smoky flavor!