Aalu Baingan Bharta

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Baingan bharta or Baingan ka bhurtha or Baingan da bhurtha or Wangyacha Bharit is a South Asian dish bearing a resemblance to baba ghanoush. Baingan bharta is a part of the national cuisines of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Wikipedia

Baingan bharta no its aalu baingan bharta. I didn’t roast the baingan or brinjal/aubergine because my son don’t like the smoking flavour. He and all my family members love this.

And its very easy to make. Boil mash and fry with spices and your delicious bharta is ready.

I garnished the bharta with boiled peas. Got the idea from my friend Reem Khan. Thanks dear.

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Recipe

Potatoes – 2 large

Baingan or brinjal/aubergine/eggplant  – 1 large

Onions – 2-3

Garlic – 3-4 cloves grated or chopped finely. You can add more if you like

Ginger – 1 tsp grated

Tomatoes – 2 large chopped

Green chilli – 1-2 chopped finely

cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Oil – 2 tbsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Cumin powder 1 tsp

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Garam masala powder – 1/4tsp

Coriander leaves chopped – handful

Oil – 2 tbsp

Green peas – 1/2 cup

Salt – to taste

Ghee/clarified butter  – 1 tsp optional

Method

Peel and chop the potatoes.  Chopp the baingan or aubergine. Boil in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistle.

Let it cool. Peel the baingan  (optional) and mash well with potatoes.

Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Add the chopped or grated garlic. Saute and add the onions.

Fry till onions change it’s colour. Add ginger and tomatoes. Saute till tomatoes becomes mushy. Add the dry spices. And saute.

When oil leaves the sides add the frozen peas, mashed aalu/potatoes and baingan.

Add salt fry till dried up completely. Add ghee or clarified butter and switch off the flame.

Add coriander leaves. Mix well. And its ready. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and boiled peas.

I had frozen peas so microwaved for 1 minute with little water and salt. If you have fresh peas then microwave for 3-4 minutes with little water and salt.

Serve with steamed rice, roti/Indian flat bread, paratha or naan.

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