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Baingan Bharta

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Baingan Bharta

For 2-3 servings:

2 large eggplants
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, mashed (optional)
1 cm fresh ginger, grated (or 1 teaspoon ginger powder)
fresh chili/chili powder, to taste
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
1 tablespoon oil
fresh coriander, finely chopped
salt, to taste

Heat the (pan)grill and bake the eggplants on each side until they are soft inside. Peel while they are still warm. Drain well and chop them. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the onion, stir fry for few minutes then add the tomatoes, coriander powder and chili.

Cover and simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reduced than add the eggplants, turmeric, garam masala and garlic. Cook further for another few minutes. Add salt to taste and garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve with basmati rice/biryani and/or naan bread.

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