I love winters for its varied flavours.Baingan ka bharta is one such recipe .It it a preparation which requires minimum ingredients.Apart from the brinjal or the ingredients I love this preparation for the smoky flavour of the roasted brinjal.
For this preapration the big purple brinjals are essential ,for best results.These brinjals come best in peak winters.the soft pulpy inside of these brinjals taste heavenly once roasted on an open flame.
Onion-one big(chopped finely)
Garlic -2 to 3 cloves(minced)
Ginger-half inch piece(grated)
Tomatoes -2 medium
Green chilies-2 (cut finely)
Salt -as per taste
Oil-Preferably mustard oil
Smear the brinjals with oil and slit from the middle lengthwise( to check for worms),keeping the stalk intact.
Roast the brinjals over open flame,let it cool.
Mash the brinjals well
Take the ingredients
Fry the onions,add the ginger and garlic
Add salt and turmeric
Add the tomatoes
Fry till it becomes soft
And starts oozing out oil
Time to add the mashed brinjals
Mix it well and saute for sometime
Add the coriander leaves
Mix and switch off the flame
Ready to serve with hot chapati or parathas