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Baigan Bharta

Posted by Sudeshna on November 4, 2008

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Last five days I am all done with a heavy cold and extreme head aches. All of these sickness made me stay out of kitchen for these. I am speding time more on the bed than anywhere else at home. This morning when at last I thought of visiting the near by doctor, he gave me a shock. He prescribed with lots of medicine and talked about me having rhinocitis. The term reminded me of that Khaziranga National Forest rinos with a horn at the place of nose. Now, coming to the graver part, he suggested that if these problems do not get better by the next 5 days and with all these medications then it is presumably a case of sinusitis and in that case I need to a have a CT scan done. CT scan !!!! O dear Lord !!! I am an absolute claustrophobic, I can’t stay inside a lift for more than a few seconds and he was asking me to have a CT scan done, that means staying inside that whole for more than half-an hour. I was feeling worse with this news than with all of these running nose, blocked ears and head aches.

I had cooked up Baigan Bharta as a side dish for last night dinner. My brain going haywire with the news from the doctor this morning, it think it will look like a bharta and nothing less. So thought of writing this post.

The Big Fat Brinjal - ready to roast

The Big Fat Brinjal - ready to roast

Serves 4

Ingredients

Eggplant (Begun) : 1 big size

Onions (Peyaj): 3 large size, julienned

Tomato: 2 medium size, cut into squares

Green chilli (kacha Lanka): 4, cut into ringlets

Turmeric powder (Halud guro): ½ teaspoon

Coriander leaves(Dhaniya pata) chopped for garnishing

Salt to taste

Lemon juice (Pati lebur raus): 1 tablespoon, optional

Preparation:

  • Prick the brinjal with a fork or knife.
  • Roast the eggplant, so that it gets softened and the skin starts coming out of it.
  • Take the skin out of the eggplant, mash and  keep it aside
  • Heat oil in a wok
  • Toss in the onion. Sauté till softens
  • Add the mashed eggplant to the onions along with tomatoes, turmeric powder, chili ringlets and salt.
  • Cook till the eggplant dries, take care that it doesn’t get stick to the bottom of the wok.
  • Take out of flame and garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.

Baigan bharta is best tasted with roti or parantha. Though I had to roast the eggplant on a gas oven, it tastes and smells best when roasted over a charcoal oven.

Baigan Bharta

Baigan Bharta

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6 Responses to “Baigan Bharta”

  1. sagari said

    delecious looking bartha, yummmm

  2. Nice looking side dish.Looks authentic..Hope u get well soon!

  3. Hope u get well soon! Looks authentic..

  4. Bharta is my favorite side dish too, Sudeshna!! I must appreciate your sense of humor even now:) What is rhinocitis? Will check up in google. I am so sorry about the entry – it is the end product that has to conform to the color:) I appreciate that you thought of the event even though you are not keeping well. Get well soon, dear!!

  5. Priti said

    Hey Dear, hope things will be fine with you and you don’t have to do any scan. Takecare of urself and take rest instead of cooking and get well soon yaar. Inbtw Bharta looks so inviting…I just love baigan ka bharta…nothing can beat that 😉

  6. star said

    Hope yr all better by now. Tried the b.b. and it turned out awsome.

    I enjoy making all these tasty dishes as I have only turned vegetarian since the last 9 mths.

    And my husband loves good tasty Indian cooking.

    Thanks yr the best. 🙂
    God bless,
    Star

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