Eggplant Curry (North Indian Style)

Indian eggplant curry

Baingan Ka Bharta is a very simple North Indian eggplant dish eaten with rice or Indian breads.

Ingredients for the curry

Eggplants- 3 nos
Ginger-one very small piece
Garlic –3 cloves
Crushed garam masala-(Clove-2, Cardamom-2, cinnamon -2*1” piece)
Onion – 1 small size
Tomatoes- 2
Greenchilli-2
Chilli powder-1-1/2 tsp
Turmeric -1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Lemon juice-1 tsp

Preparation

Drizzle some olive oil/canola oil on the eggplants. Keep them in microwave high temperature for 4 minute. Cool and peel the skin. Mash them to a fine paste.

Now in a sauce pan, add 1 tabsp olive oil. Add crushed (Clove-2, Cardamom-2, cinnamon -2*1” piece) spices, ginger and garlic paste and fry well.
Add onion finely chopped. Add tomatoes, green chillies, turmeric powder, and chilli powder.
Fry for 2 minutes .Add mashed eggplant and salt.

This is the time you have to be really careful. Stir the mix and wait until the oil separates from it.

Now put a tsp of sugar and cook for 2 more minutes or until the colour turns dark brown.
Serve hot with Indian bread (Roti) or Rice.

(Variation:- You can add some cream to this to  make it more rich and creamy.)


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