Dec 7, 2010

Baingan Barta

This is my husband's favorite dish.  This is a dish which we eat whenever we go to Royal Taj, a north Indian restaurant, in San Jose.  I was very hesitant to try this recipe because I didn't want to spoil his taste buds.  But after seeing these Barta Baingans available in the markets here, I was so curious to try this today. Followed the recipe from Manjula's Kitchen. I made couple of changes to the original recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Eggplant/Barta Baingan - 1 (big)
  2. Onion - 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
  3. Tomato - 2 (medium sized finely chopped)
  4. Green Bell Pepper - 1 (medium sized) (finely chopped)
  5. Garlic - 5 pods (chopped finely)
  6. Ginger -  a small piece (finely chopped)
  7. Oil - 2 tsp
  8. cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  9. Green chillies - 1
  10. turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  11. red chillies powder - 1 tsp (acc to taste)
  12. salt to taste
  13. Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  14. coriander leaves - for garnishing
  15. Milk - 2 tbsp
Apply oil on top of egg plant. Take a microwave safe bowl and microwave the oil applied egg plant for 9 minutes in high (mine is 900W). Let it cool.   In the mean time, pre heat oil, splutter cumin seeds, add finely chopped ginger & garlic, green chillies and saute for a minute.  Now add finely chopped onions & green bell pepper to it. Cook it for 3 to 4 minutes or till it becomes half cooked. Now add finely chopped (or grind it into a paste) tomato to it. Let everything cook.  Meanwhile, peel the skin off from the eggplant and mash it with a fork.  When the ingredients starts boiling, add the mashed eggplant, turmeric powder, red chillies powder, salt & garam masala powder and mix it well. Sprinkle a hand full of water and let everything cook for 5 minutes. Now add the milk and mix it well. Garnish it with coriander leaves. This goes really well with rotis, chapatis or with rice(I had it with rice as side dish).

20 comments:

indianspicemagic said...

Just love it.I prepared this last friday.

G.Pavani said...

yummy n delicious curry..

Shanthi said...

Who will not love it? Awesome and wonderful

notyet100 said...

its been so long since i prepared this,..:-)

Priya said...

Soo tempting baingan barta, just love it.

Pushpa said...

Yummy baingan bartha,my fav.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

I love this dish! Even I tried it from Manjula's Kitchen..

Renu said...

this one is my favorite too

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love to try this one,but no one here likes brinjal :( So i am lazy to try for only me,too bad that I am so lazy,every time when I see this somewhere I curse myself ;) Very nice recipe!






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coolblogger said...

cool blog. eggplant looks pretty tempting.

Peggy said...

Sounds like a great dish! Good job!

vijaya said...

I have never tried using garlic in this dish. I will post my version this week. I call it 'enna kathrikka'!

This looks good.
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meeso said...

Nice blog :) This looks super tasty!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks creamy n yummy perfect for rotis

PriyaVaasu said...

Looks yummy vidhya!!!! i have never attempted this @ home!!! Must give it a try now!!!!

Now Serving said...

Bharta looks delicious! And your jewelry too - talented lady :)

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Pete said...

All my favourite ingredients inside this dish...mmm delicious