Eggplant Curry (North Indian Style)
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
Chilli powder-1-1/2 tsp
Turmeric -1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Lemon juice-1 tsp
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.)