Baingan Bharta

IMG_4088Makes

4 servings

Nutrition of Each Serving

  • 291 calories
  • 18g fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 370mg sodium
  • 1159 mg potassium
  • 31g carbohydrate
    • 7g fiber
    • 5g sugar
  • 10g protein

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ cup warm water (~80°F)
  • 1½ cup yellow onion
  • 1½ cup tomato
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root
  • 1 jalapeño

Equipment

  • large pan with lid
  • spatula

Steps

Preparation

  • Measure
    • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
    • ½ teaspoon turmeric
    • ½ cup warm water
  • Dice
    • 1½ cup yellow onion
    • 1½ cup tomato
  • Mince
    • 1 tablespoon garlic
    • 1 teaspoon ginger
    • 1 jalapeño

Cook

  1. Preheat the oven at 400°F
  2. Place the 2 eggplants on a baking sheet into the 400°F oven for 45 minutes.
  3. Once the eggplants are shriveled and soft remove them from the oven and let them cool.
  4.  Once the eggplant has cooled, discard the skin and dice the eggplant into cubes. Place to the eggplant cubes into a bowl and set to the side.
  5. Put a large pan on medium heat and add:
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  6. Once cumin seeds have roasted (turned dark brows) turn the heat to low and add 1½ cup of diced yellow onion.
  7. On medium wait until the yellow onion is fully cooked (turned clear) then add:
    • ½ cup warm water
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • ½ teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
    • 1½ cup diced tomato
    • 1 minced jalapeño
  8. On medium wait until the tomato’s are soft then add:
    • 2 roasted, peeled, chopped eggplant with all the juice
  9. Mix together for 5 minutes then cover for 15 – 20 minutes.
    • Note: Make sure to periodically check on the dish and stir so the ingredients do not burn.
  10. Once the eggplant is fully broken down, taste and add:
    • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
    • Note: If you want to add any additional spices I would recommend to taste and add them here.
  11. Cook for another 5 minutes if there is excess water cook on high heat and stir to avoid burning the eggplant.

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