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 choppedginger-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!!!