Baigan ka Bharta

Baigan ka bharta is one of my favorite dishes. It tastes awesome when the proportion of herbs and spices added is adequate. This recipe is bound to get you rave reviews. It definitely converted my baigan hating HD into a baigan ka bharta lover 🙂

Preparation Time – 30 mins

Servings – 4 people

Ingredients

4 large brinjals (baigan / aubergine)

Baigan ka Bharta

Baigan ka Bharta

2 large onions

2 large tomatoes

6 garlic cloves

2 green chillies

Oil 2 tblsp

1 tblsp zeera

1 pinch hing

Salt to taste

1 tblsp Red chilli powder

1 tblsp haldi

2 tblsp dhaniya powder

Cut off the tip of the brinjals and steam them in a cooker. Drain the water and keep the brinjals aside to cool. Chop the onions, tomatoes, garlic cloves and green chillies. Heat oil in a kadhai and add zeera and hing to it. When the zeera starts to sputter, fry the onions, garlic cloves and green chillies in it. When the onions turn pink, add the tomatoes and fry them stirring continuously. Remove the cover off the brinjals and mash the pulp. Add the brinjal pulp along with haldi, dhaniya powder, red chilli powder and salt to the onion tomato masala and stir properly on high flame. Put the gas on sim and let it simmer on low flame for 5-7 minutes.  

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Bhindi Masala

Bhindi is a vegetable that is liked by most people. So unless you end up face to face with an exception, bhindi is usually a safe dish to prepare for your guests.

Preparation Time – 30 mins

Servings – 4 people

 

Ingredients

500 gms bhindi (ladies finger or okra)

2 onions

1 large tomato

2 green chillies

Oil 2 tblsp

1 tblsp zeera

1 pinch hing

Salt to taste

½ tblsp Red chilli powder

½ tblsp haldi

1 tblsp dhaniya powder

Wash the bhindi properly and then cut it into ½ cm pieces. Dice the onions and chop the green chillies. Heat oil in a kadhai and add zeera and hing to it. When the zeera starts to sputter, fry the onions and green chillies in it. When the onions turn pink, add the bhindi, haldi, dhaniya powder, red chilli powder and salt to it and stir properly. Cut the tomato into four pieces and mix with the bhindi. Put the gas on sim and cover the bhindi while periodically stirring it. Once the bhindi becomes soft, remove the cover and let it simmer on low flame till it completely dries up. Serve hot.