Baingan Bharta recipe | Punjabi Brinjal Masala

Baingan Bharta recipe | Punjabi Brinjal Masala is a side dish for indian parathas prepared with big egg plant, onion, tomato, garlic, amchur powder and spices.

Ingredients:-

  • Baingan/ big brinjal – 1 number
  • Onion – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Tomato – 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • green chillies – 2 number (slit)
  • Garlic – 2 tblsp (finely chopped)
  • ginger paste / inji viludhu – 1/4 tsp (can also use finely chopped ginger pieces)
Ingredients - chopped onion, tomatoes and garlic
Ingredients – chopped onion, tomatoes and garlic
  • Cumin seeds/ seeragam – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder/ seeraga podi – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder/ malli podi – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder/ manjal podi – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp or goda masala powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)  Maharashtrian Goda Masala recipe | கோடா மசாலா 
  • Red chilly powder/ milagai podi – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • finely chopped fresh coriander leaves to garnish

Method:-

1. Heat brinjal in direct flame in a stove, turning the sides.

Roasting brinjal in direct flame
Roasting brinjal in direct flame

2. Water oozes out in many places. Hold the stalk and by turning the sides fry till the outer skin turn into ashes and water completely comes out and the brinjal becomes tender and soft to touch.

Roasting brinjal in direct flame
Roasting brinjal in direct flame
Roasted brinjal
Roasted brinjal

3. Now remove the burnt skin. Clean it under water and remove the skin completely.

Burnt skin removed
Burnt skin removed

4. Now detach the stalk and mash it using a spatula or with your hands.

Roasted and mashed brinjal
Roasted and mashed brinjal

5. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and when it splutters add chopped onion, garlic and green chillies and fry well.

Frying chopped onion and garlic in fry pan
Frying chopped onion and garlic in fry pan

6. When onions turn pale add chopped tomatoes and fry again.

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

7. Add cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt and sauté.

Spices added
Spices added

8. Add mashed brinjal and garam masala powder or goda masala which is optional at this stage.

Garam masala powder added
Garam masala powder added

9. Add little water if needed and keep it in low flame for few minutes and mix well.

Baingan Bharta recipe | Punjabi Brinjal Masala
Baingan Bharta recipe | Punjabi Brinjal Masala

10. Add one tsp of butter and serve along with Phulkas  or  Multi layered parathas

Baingan Bharta recipe | Punjabi Brinjal Masala
Baingan Bharta recipe | Punjabi Brinjal Masala

 

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