A complete Indian meal comprises of staples like rice and chapatis, sides like pickles, chutney, papads, etc and two main dishes curry or lentils and a dry vegetable dish called Sabzi. The dry vegetables dish can be made using one vegetable cooked in spices and herbs or more than one vegetable. One of the most delicious and masaledar Indian dry dish is Baingan ka Bharta.
Baingan or brinjal is peeled, mashed and cooked with various spices and herbs to make this very delicious and healthy sabzi. Make this very famously cooked Indian dish at your home using natural and true to taste groceries and ingredients from Spice Village Supermarket in Berlin, Germany.
Ingredients and Method
Run the eggplant under water and rinse thoroughly
Cut the head of the eggplant from near the stem
Make four cuts on the sides of the eggplant just enough to tear the cover and without going all the way through
Roast the eggplant on medium to low or medium flame
Use a fork to turn the eggplant on the flame for all sides to get roasted equally
Check with a fork or knife if it is completely roasted
The fork or knife should be able to slide in the brinjal flawlessly
In a kadhai, heat the oil, Once heated add chopped onions and garlic
Roast till they turn golden , next add chopped tomatoes and green chillies
Saute well and let the vegetables cook in the masalas, next add chilli powder and mix
On the side chop and thoroughly mash the eggplant
Add this mashed eggplant to the pan
Cook on medium flame, add salt according to taste
Serve hot garnished with chopped cilantro and chapatis.
Ready To Serve: Serve hot garnished with chopped cilantro and chapatis.