Saturday, August 11, 2012

Baingan Ka Bharta - Smoked Eggplant Curry

Eggplant - 1
Onion (finely chopped) - 2
Tomato (finely chopped)  - 2
Green chilli - 1 (finely chopped) - 1
Boiled Peas - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch chopped
Garlic - 5-6 cloves chopped
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Coriander leaves - to garnish

Brush eggplant with oil and roast it on a gas burner over medium heat.
Roast till all sides of eggplant gets roasted.
Cool the roasted eggplant and peel off the blackened flesh.
Mash the fleshy eggplant.
Heat oil in a pan, fry cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and green chillies one by one.
Add onions and fry till they are golden brown.
Add tomato and all spice powders and cook till oil comes out.
Add mashed eggplant and peas and cook over low heat for another 5 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves.