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Maharashtrian-Style Baingan Ka Bharta Recipe

Maharashtrian-Style Baingan Ka Bharta
How to make Maharashtrian-Style Baingan Ka Bharta

The dish features smoked baingan mashed with curd, onion, chillies and spices. The earthy flavour of this bharta recipe always tugs at the heartstrings like no other dish.

  • Total Cook Time 20 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 10 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Maharashtrian-Style Baingan Ka Bharta

  • 300 gms Baingan (eggplant)
  • 1/2 cup Dahi
  • 1/2 cup Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Dry red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • to taste Salt
  • Fresh coriander leaves (for garnishing)

How to Make Maharashtrian-Style Baingan Ka Bharta

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First and foremost, apply a thin coat of oil to the eggplant and roast it over the flame, making sure to roast it on all sides. Depending on the size and type of the eggplant, this process should typically take 10 to 12 minutes.
To see if the eggplant has softened internally, prick it with a fork. Set aside the roasted eggplant to cool. Meanwhile, finely chop the onion and coriander. After the eggplant has cooled, remove the stem along with the skin and discard. To a serving bowl, transfer the eggplant pulp.
Add salt, dahi, chopped onion, and eggplant to a bowl and mash. Mix thoroughly and set aside. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a small tempering pan over medium heat, then add the mustard seeds.
When they begin to sputter, add the whole dried red chillies and turn off the heat. Add this tempering to the dahi and eggplant. Mix well.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Maharashtrian-style baingan ka bharta is ready!
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