One of the best things of India is that we have street vendors selling vegetables and other seasonal food at every corner of our cities. As winters come to say hello with the cool breeze comes baingan.
The other day I had found a big fresh baingan at a street vendor’s cart.
I request everyone to try this recipe with bajri ki roti..a match made in heaven. Let’s cook more at home and order less, let’s do our waist a favour.
RECIPE: BANGAN BHARTA
Recipe courtesy : ADAPTED FROM TARLA DALAL
1 large brinjal (750g)
1/2 tsp oil for greasing
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin (jeera)
1 small onion finely chopped
1 tsp ginger paste
1 1/2 tsp garlic paste
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chilies
1 finely chopped tomato
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tbsp cumin coriander powder
3 tsp kitchen king masala
Salt to taste
Finely chopped coriander to garnish
Grease the the birnjal with oil and cook it on the open flame till it is cooked.
Cool and peel the skin, mash thoroughly and keep a side.
Heat the ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds.
Once they crackle add the onions and cook till they are golden brown.
Add the garlic, ginger and green chiles and sauté for few seconds.
Add the tomato, turmeric, coriander- cumin powder and cook till the mixture leaves oil.
Add the mashed brinjal, punjabi garam masala, salt cook for 3-4 mins