To make baingan bharta you would require a large variety of baingan / brinjal / eggplant. It’s a dish which has a smoked flavor since you roast the baingan and cook it with masalas. Enjoy baingan bharata with pooris or phulka.
Baingan / Eggplant / Brinjal — 1 big
Onions — 2
Tomatoes — 2
Ginger, garlic, green chili paste —1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds — 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder — 1 teaspoon
Gram masala powder — 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder — 1/2 teaspoon
Salt — 1 1/2 teaspoons
Oil — 2-3 tablespoons
Wash and wipe the baingan, apply oil all over the baingan and place it on the stove and roast it on all the sides. Cool the baingan,peel the skin and mash the it. Heat oil in a pan ,add the cummin seeds and saute. Add the chopped onion and saute till the onions turn pink in color,add the ginger ,garlic ,green chili paste and saute .Add the chopped tomatoes give a stir cover and cook for two minutes . Now add the mashed baingan, coriander powder, red chili powder ,gram masala, salt, mix it all together and cook further for 3-4 minutes . Baingan bharta ready.