Vengna nu Bhartu (Baingan Bhartu) (Eggplant Bhartu) (from cookbook)

Vengna nu Bhartu (Baingan Bhartu)
Vengna nu Bhartu (Baingan Bhartu)

Ingredients:

  • ¾ kg Baingan (also known as Vengnu or Eggplant)
  • 2 leaves Kari patta
  • 1 chopped onion
  • Ginger/garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Haldi power ½ tsp
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • Jeera powder ½ tsp
  • Corriander powder ½ tsp
  • 2 whole peeled tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander to garnish

Method:

  1. Peel the Baingan and cut into  small pieces and boil in water for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Mash the boiled baingan into paste and keep it aside.
  3. Take a wok and heat oil add kari patta and onion and saute till light brown.
  4. Add ginger/garlic paste, haldi, coriander powder, Jeera powder and saute till 5 minutes.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and saute some more.
  6. Next add the mashed baingan, salt to taste and mix it well and cook.
  7. Add little water according to your consistency required.
  8. Garnish with coriander. Serve with Naan, Rotli or Khichri

 

Tips:

  1. Instead of boiling baigan/brinjal, wash properly, wipe and apply oil and put the gas on low and try to roast it completely, turning at times. When the skin starts cracking and its roasted completely, off the gas and then mash it up. Its tastes better.
  2.  I add marinated prawns or fish and cook with it.
  3. One can add curd also after its completely cooked. Very tasty.

 This is a sample recipe from our cookbooks


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