Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Eggplant & Pea Curry (Baingan ka Bartha)

The Aubergine beauties in my fridge needed some makeover. They were treated to some spicy tweaking and the result was a winner !! The usual Bartha was given a face-lift; other than fresh peas, coconut milk was added to further enhance the taste. Not only did it go well with phulkas, it also tasted  divine with rice .
The curry teased us with her smoky tang and we went for repeated servings !!


What goes:-
  • Eggplants -2 (medium sized)
  • Onions - 2 or 3
  • Tomatoes - 2 (large)
  • Fresh Peas - 1 cup
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tbsp - to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp - to taste
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Cream of Coconut Milk - 1/2 cup 
  • Maggi Curry Taste Maker - 1 tbsp 
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
How:-

Wash & grease  the eggplants with oil and roast it on a gas burner over medium heat.


Turn it frequently until fully roasted. Put the smoky charred brinjal in cold water to cool and peel the skin. 


Mash the flesh and set aside.
In a kadai add butter and as it heats add green chilli and onion and stir fry till golden brown. Add ginger -garlic paste and saute for some time.


Add chopped tomatoes and let it cook for a while. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and let it cook till the flavours blend !.


Add green peas and cook till it becomes tender. Now add the mashed brinjal flesh and mix well. Let it cook over medium heat for some time. 


Now add the coconut milk and the curry taste maker. Cook for some more time. 



Garnish with the Greens. Serve Hot--



Linking this to Kavitha's Healing Foods:Eggplants event announcement by Siri

Also sending this to Girlichef's Hearth & soul Blog Hop - vol 33
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46 comments:

  1. Looks delicious nice twist to famours baingan ka bartha.

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  2. Very innovative looking bharta. Seems to be delicious.

    Deepa

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  3. Ive been craving baingan bartha. Adding coconut milk is new to me. Sounds delish!

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  4. I LOVE this recipe! I'm a sucker for anything with curry in it, thanks for sharing the recie :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  5. droolworthy bhartha and a lovely side dish for chappathis

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  6. This recipe is great. I love eggplant and I am always looking for new ways to cook it. This is a very unique recipe.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Mely

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  7. looks yumm and tasty!...goes good with anything!

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  8. Delicious and inviting baingan bhartha, fabulous side dish for rotis..

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  9. Baingan bartha looks yummy! Adding coconut milk paste will enhance the taste for sure! :P

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  10. Delicious and drool worthy bartha,looks so inviting and unique.

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  11. Love it...So yummy, makes me drool Priya

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  12. mmm one of my fav....very nice!!

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  14. Totally drooling! Adding coconut milk/ cream will surely take it to a higher level:))

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  15. A very nice twist to baingan bharta.... Loved the idea of adding peas to it.. Hey thanks for appreciating the cake on my blog... U r the first person to do that... I didnt got any good reviews from my siblings only coz it didnt looked similar to dt on the show.... :-( However ur comments made my day.. Thanx..

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  16. I like baingan ka bhartha very much but I did not prepare this way. I used to cook baingans seperately and then prepare, also I used to put tomatoes later after adding the masalas.
    This recipe with the peas looks interesting.
    I will try it this way.

    Just for a clarification... what is curry taste maker.. I never tried it?

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  17. @ Abhilash-- just the masala/spice packet From Maggi Noodles, it adds good taste to the curries/gravies

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  18. Thank you the pictures are great step by step tutorial, not to mention mouth watering!

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  19. Such a great eggplant dish, Priya. Love the spices used in it, and the step-by-step directions are very helpful. A wonderful, yummy, and comforting dish.
    I have an award for you on my blog, check the list for you name on it, and grab the award.
    Congratulations!

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  20. wow thats a great and different recipe of eggplant..I loved it,,will try..soon..

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  21. Very tasty looking Baingan Bartha... Will try it for sure... Can one use any kind of Eggplant for this?? or just the small ones suit?

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  22. Looks delicious!!

    G
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  23. An all time fav in our household, your version sounds totally YUm!

    US Masala

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  24. Love Eggplant Bartha and your version looks
    spicy and flavorful!!You have such an amazing blog with great photo posts and yummy recipes so here's an award I would like to pass on to you for a job Well Done!!Please pick it up from my site....ThnX

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  25. looks and sounds delicious
    love the presentation.
    thanks for sharing

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  26. That's a fine twist to baigan bharta !
    www.kankanasaxena.net

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  27. @ schmetterlingwords

    Preferably use the big sized egg plant. They are generally a little sweet. The smaller ones tend to be a little bitter at times. Moreover when you use the bigger eggplants the job of roasting them over the flame is easier.

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  28. Waw!!mouth watering..Priya.
    If You dont'mind , Please could you
    Kindly remove the word verification!!

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  29. I have long time wish to try this one,nice recipe!

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  30. Love your Eggplant Bharta.I know by now you know about the award.You have a wonderful blog so thought about sharing this award with you though you deserve much more:).

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  31. Hi Priya! Wanted to welcome you personally to the hearth and soul hop! I am now following your blog. I really enjoy eggplants with spice like this. Your eggplants were so cute! I have never cooked with small ones like that before, ours in the garden are huge! Thanks so much for sharing this on the hearth and soul hop and I hope to see you back again next week! All the best! Alex@amoderatelife

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  32. this bharta looks very different and rich! peas is a nice addition!

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  33. I love bartha with rotis .Looks very rich and yummy

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  34. looks yummy,would love to have it..

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  35. I loved this bharta . We make a punjabi baingan ka bharta with garam masala and peas but here is no coconut milk in that. CM must have made the dish special.

    saw many of your recipes today and like the spinach and egg narghisi something :)

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  36. I LOVE this, looks just so delicious! Can hog over it anytime!

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  37. This sounds like a great dish!

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  38. addition of coconut milk cream is something new .. I am sure it tasted great.

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  39. Wow looks delicious and tempting...u have wonderful blog am love to follow u..

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  40. Baigan bhartha my very very fav dish and this looks absolutely yumm :)

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  41. nice presentation of Baigan Ka Bharta. looking delicious.

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