Bhartha

  • on June 8, 2022
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Baingan bharta is a South Asian dish prepared by mincing grilled eggplant and mixing it with tomato, onion, herbs and spices. Grilling the eggplant over charcoal or direct fire infuses the dish with a smoky flavour. Mashed eggplant is then mixed with cooked chopped tomato, browned onion, ginger, garlic, cumin, fresh cilantro (coriander leaves), chilli pepper, and mustard oil or a neutral vegetable oil.

Traditionally, the dish is often eaten with flatbread (specifically roti or paratha) and is also served with rice or raita, a yoghurt salad. In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, it is served hot with litti or baati.

Bharta

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Traditionally, the dish is often eaten with flatbread (specifically roti or paratha) and is also served with rice or raita, a yoghurt salad. In Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, it is served hot with litti or baati.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Vegetable Dishes
Cuisine South Asia
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large aubergines
  • ground green chillies to taste
  • 1 teaspoon(tsp) garlic paste
  • 4 stalks of coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon(tbsp) oil
  • Salt to taste
  • yoghurt to taste
  • small onion finely chopped
  • charcoal smoke infusion: charcoal, oil

Instructions
 

  • Wash the aubergines and brush lightly with oil. Prick with a fork
  • Bake in a moderate oven at 180-200°C (Gas Mark 4-6 or 350- 400°F) or grill, turning occasionally until soft and mushy
  • Cool slightly and skin the aubergines
  • Mash the pulp
  • Add the garlic, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt and mix well To Infuse charcoal smoke flavour (dhungar):
  • Place the pulp in a heatproof dish
  • Make a small well in the centre. Put a piece of aluminium foil and place a burning charcoal on it
  • Pour a little oil on the charcoal and cover immediately to allow smoke to be absorbed into the aubergine
  • Serve with plain yoghurt, onions and rotlas
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