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Baigan Bhartha

Baigan is referred to eggplant in Hindi. Bhartha means mussed or mashed

Ingredients needed:
1 lb of big eggplant,
1 medium chopped onion,
2 Tblspn of Curry Gravy Masala,
2 Tblspn of any edible oil,
2-3Tblspn of tomato paste,
2-3 Tblspn of plain yogurt or sour cream,
1/2 cup whipping cream(optional)


Roast eggplant on open fire e.g. gas. or wrap it in foil and roast it on the stove. Cool. remove the skin. Chop and keep it aside. Sauté onions in oil until limp. Add 1-2 Tblspn of Curry sauce Masala. Roast it on low fire for 30 seconds. Add tomato paste and yogurt or sour cream. Cook for 1 minutes until everything is well incorporated. Add chopped & roasted eggplant. Sauté well to incorporate the curry paste. Adjust salt and to your taste. Mix well. Cover & cook on Low fire until eggplant is very soft and cooked. Adjust the consistency by adding water. Add 1/2 cup of whipping cream for creamier taste. Adjust salt & cayenne pepper to your taste. Add chopped cilantro


  • Big eggplant without seeds is best.
  • If roasting is difficult the peel chop the eggplant and boil it until it is tender.
  • If you like it spicy then add jalapeno or Serrano pepper as this should be the dominating taste.
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup of whipping cream gives nice creamy taste and consistency.
  • Add ground Ginger And/Or ground Jalapeņo/Serrano Pepper to your taste for added taste.
  • Grind Jalapeņo/Serrano Pepper in food processor and freeze in ice cube tray or in ziplock bag in thin layer to break and add to any dish any time. Do the same with ginger. You can grind both the ingredients (ginger and Jalapeņo/Serrano Pepper)in desired portion.
  • Freeze Tomato Paste  in 1 TblSpn. measure in ice cube tray or in ziplock bag in thin layer to be able to break it and add to any dish any time.


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