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Indian Baingan Bharta

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A spicy scramble of eggplant and tomato that’ll bring your meals, sandwiches or appetizers to life! Follow this baingan bharta recipe, and I promise you, it will be the best you ever try! This is how to make Baingan Bharta!
Ingredients
  Eggplant 1 Large
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Crushed tomatoes 5 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Jalapeno 1⁄4 Medium, minced
  Turmeric 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger onion garlic 1 Tablespoon, pureed
  Fresh coriander 4 Medium (Leaves With Stems)
  Mint leaves 6 Medium, chopped finely
  Lime 1⁄2 Medium, juiced
  Ginger slices 3 Medium, julienned
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

MAKING
2. Cut three slits into both sides of eggplant and wrap tightly in foil.
3. Roast for 45 minutes or until eggplant collapses and is cooked through.
4. Alternatively, you can reluctantly microwave it, covered, for 15 min.
5. Heat a pot or wok over medium-high and add vegetable oil.
6. Add onions and brown them slightly.
7. Add dry spices, GOG and Chilies.
8. Add crushed tomatoes and turn heat to medium low.
9. Let fry for 10-15 minutes, until mixture starts to dry.
10. Once your eggplant has roasted let it cool down for 5 to 10 min.
11. Remove all the flesh with a spoon, and discard the skin.
12. Chop the flesh or quickly purée in three short bursts in your food processor.
13. Add eggplant to spicy tomato mixture, mix well and add lime juice.

SERVING
14. Garnish with coriander, mint and ginger and serve!

TIPS
You can leave off the ginger, let the mixture cool and use as a sandwich spread, a dip or a topping for canapés!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Indian Baingan Bharta is definitely one of the best Indian eggplant dishes. This roasted eggplant mash is full of amazing flavors coming from the earthy spices. You can use it as a vegan main dish, as a great side dish or even as a spread. Watch this nice video to learn the exact recipe. Happy Cooking!

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