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Baigan ka Bharta

Baigan ka Bharta
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time

1 Hour + 10 Mins

This is a very delicious dish, worth the effort! Follow this recipe step by step and your guests will be asking for more.
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  • Eggplants 3 medium
  • Oil 3 tbsp
  • Onions 2 sliced into think rings
  • Garlic cloves 5
  • Turmeric 1 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili crushed 1 tsp
  • Cumin ground 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper 3/4 tsp
  • Coriander ground 1 tsp
  • Tomatoes 2-3 ripe chopped into bite- sized pieces
  • Frozen peas 1 cup
  • Tamarind concentrate 1 tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice 4
  • Cilantro 1/2 cup

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Cooking Directions

  1. Tamarind concentrate is available in stores.

  2. Don't put the blocks of tamarind pulp by mistake as it's a pain to use.

  3. Punch holes all over the eggplants with a fork.

  4. Bake at 450 until partially darkened, soft, and mangled looking. (About 45 minutes.)

  5. It will look awful on the outside but will be nice and roasted on the inside.

  6. Put groups of ingredients in individual small glasses or other containers.

  7. The turmeric and chili in one, the cumin, black pepper, and coriander in a second, the tamarind and lemon juice in a third.

  8. While the eggplant is cooking fry the onions in the oil over med/med high heat until they turn golden brown.

  9. Add the garlic for the last two minutes.

  10. Add the turmeric and red chili and sizzle, then add the cumin, black pepper and coriander, and stir.

  11. Add the tomatoes and peas and continue cooking, stirring frequently until the tomatoes are dissolved and the mixture have a saucy consistency.

  12. You may have to add a little water to prevent scorching.

  13. Mix the lemon juice and tamarind until smooth.

  14. Add into the onion/tomato mixture.

  15. Let the eggplant cool enough to handle.

  16. Scoop out the eggplant pulp (should be soft) and mush.

  17. Then add it into the other mixture.

  18. Take off heat and add in the cilantro.

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Comments posted by users for Baigan ka Bharta recipe:

  1. Eggplants are aubergines

    on Oct 11 2012 6:44AM Report Abuse TINA ALI
  2. what is eggplants???????????????????

    on Dec 29 2009 10:53AM Report Abuse Guest
  3. yee plz add salt of ur tatse (as reqd ) in it

    on Dec 6 2009 9:36AM Report Abuse Guest
  4. Where is salt???

    on Nov 18 2009 2:24PM Report Abuse Guest

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