Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry)
"This is a really easy and tasty Indian dish that is sure to stir up your taste buds. Delicious baingan bharta is ready to eat with pita bread, Indian naan, or rice."
PREP TIME 15 Min
COOK TIME 45 Min
READY IN 1 Hr
1 large eggplant
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tomato, diced
½ cup plain yogurt
1 fresh jalapeno chile pepper, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
¼ bunch cilantro, finely chopped
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Place eggplant on a medium baking sheet. Bake 20 to
30 minutes in
the preheated oven, until tender. Remove from heat, cool, peel, and chop.
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Mix in cumin seeds
and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender.
Mix ginger garlic paste, curry powder, and tomato
into the saucepan, and
cook about 1 minute. Stir in yogurt. Mix in eggplant and jalapeno pepper,
and season with salt. Cover, and cook 10 minutes over high heat. Remove
cover, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking about 5 minutes. Garnish
with cilantro to serve.
Yields 4 servings
Original recipe by Yakuta