March 6, 2008

Easy Baingan Bharta

This is the simple way of making baingan bharta, when you dont have oven at home.
1 large eggplant chopped
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped(optional)
For tempering:
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp chana dal
1 tsp urad dal(optional)
1 stuffed dried chili broken into half (menthe mensinkaay)

1. Heat oil in a pan, add all the tempering items one by one in the above order.
2. Add chopped eggplant cubes and saute them and cover the lid of the pan and let it cook on a low flame. (no water required).
3. After its cooled down, and mash well with a ladle or with your hand.
4. Add yogurt and salt.

Serve with bhakri or chapatti.

Also see:
Plantain Bharta
Usal Bharta