Thursday, November 19, 2009

Baingan Bharta with Paushtik Roti

Here's how I make my Baingan Bharta:

1 egglant
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
Handful of frozen peas
1 tsp coriander pwd
1 tsp cumin pwd
1/2 - 1 tsp red chilli pwd
1/4 - 1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Kitchen King masala
1/2 tsp amchur pwd
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste - optional
Chopped cilantro to garnish

Wash the eggplant, smear some oil all around it, make 4 slits around the length of it and bake @ 400F for about 1 hr, turning every 15 mins. It should be nicely softened and oozing with some juice by then. I use a foil around the eggplant while baking, its easier for clean-up plus hold the juice in.

After it cools down, peel off the skin (it should easily peel away). Chop the eggplant flesh finely. I use my mini-chopper for this.

Heat 2 tsp oil and fry the cumin seeds for 1 - 2 mins. Then add the chopped onions, fry for 7 mins. Add the ginger and garlic pastes. Fry 1 - 2 mins. Add the tomatoes and fry for 7 - 8 mins till softened. Then add the chopped eggplant, salt and all the masalas. Mix well, cover and cook on medium low for 5 more mins. Add the frozen peas and 1 to 2 tbsp yogurt. Yogurt gives a good creaminess. Mix well, cover and keep cooking another 5 mins. Take off heat. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with rotis.

Last weekend, we had this with Paushtik Rotis from Tarla Dalal's magazine.

Here's how I made these Paushtik Rotis:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup other mixed flour (I used a mix of gram flour, oat flour, jowar flour, bajra flour - about 2 tbsp each)
1 small potato - boiled, peeled and grated
1/4 cup grated carrots
Handful of chopped spinach
Salt to taste
1 tsp coriander - cumin pwd
pinch of red chilli pwd
4 tbsp yogurt

Mix all of the above into a soft pliable dough. I did not need to add any additional water. Roll into rotis and roast on hot tawa. If desired, drizzle some oil around them while roasting. This made about 5 - 6 rotis for us.


Parita said...

Baigan bharta looks yummy, loved the paushtic roti, sounds truly healthy, never used boiled and grated potatoes in roti before, thanks for sharing!

Uma said...

Baingan Bharta looks so rich and delicious. Never heard of this roti before. looks and sounds healthy :)

Thanks for dropping by!! Also thank you so much for trying out my recipe and glad that you liked it. Can't wait to hear if you liked tomato rava dosa or not :)

You have a great space!!

Parita said...

I am glad that guvar dhokli came out good, thanks for letting me know :)

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