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Baigan Bharta (Mashed Brinjals)

Baigan Bharta (Mashed Brinjals)
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 large Brinjal
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Green chillies
  • 1 large Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • Salt
  1. Wash and wipe the brinjal. Roast it over direct flame for a few mintues, turning it often so that it cooks evenly. Roast till the brinjal shrinks, blackens and starts peeling off. Cool,peel and mash the brinjal.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan.Add the asafoetida and cummin seeds and saute till the seeds are light brown in colour. Add ½ the chopped onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute on a low flame for about 5 mintues, stirring continously. Add the chopped tomato, mashed brinjal, chilli powder,turmeric powder and salt. Cook covered on a low flame for about 5 mintues.
  3. Mash the brinjal thoroughly with the back of a ladle and add the remaining onion. Cook uncovered on a high flame for 2 mintues, stirring continuously. Add the garam masala and mix well.
  4. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and green chillies.
  5. Serve hot with roti, naan or paratha.