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Aloo - Baigan Ka Bharta (Spicy Mashed Brinjal and Potatoes)



Aloo - baigan ka bharta is  a mouth watering side dish which is relished in Bihar along-side authentic Bihari cuisine "litti' (more on this later). Bharta has a wonderful aroma associated with the roasted baigan. While you can go about executing this recipe without using potatoes, but I personally like to add potato, which improves its consistency and the final product becomes palatable to even those who are not very fond of baigan or baingan.


Ingredients:

Baigan or brinjal or eggplant: one medium
Potatoes: one small, boiled, peeled and mashed
Onions: one medium sized , finely chopped
Ginger paste: 1 tbsp
Garlic paste: 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder (Haldi): ½ tsp
Red chili powder: ½ tsp
Garam masala: ½ tsp
Salt as per taste
Green chilies: 3-4, finely chopped
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Cooking oil

 

Directions:

  • Grease baigan with mustard oil and roast it in a covered pan on a low flame. Keep turning baigan in order to ensure full roasting.

  • Cool baigan under running water and peel off the blackened skin.

  • Mash the flesh properly.

  • Heat oil in kadai.

  • Add green chilies and fry for a minute.

  • Add finely chopped onions and fry till they turn brown.

  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till they turn brown.

  • Add salt, red chili powder, haldi and garam masala and fry all masalas for a minute.

  • Add mashed baigan and fry till it is completely cooked.

  • Add mashed potatoes and mix well.

  • Add lemon juice and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.


Serves/Makes:  3-4
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