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Monday, 13 June 2011

Mashed Brinjal fried(baingan bharta)....really delicious veggy treat!!

Baingan Bharta is a very delicious veg treat , specially popular in Northern India.When vegetables are farm fresh veg. treats are real mouth watering.Various parts of India specially Punjab observed 'green revolution' , and proves that real veg. treat is beyond meat eaters imagination.Lets see the method of preparation.

Ingredients:Big brinjal (2 pieces), onions grated(2pcs.), tomatoes (2 pcs. grated), ginger garlic paste ( 1 teaspoon ),1 egg scrambled (optional),green peas ( 20 gms.), green chillis(2-3 pcs.), cumin powder (2 teaspoons), coriander powder (2 teaspoons),chilli powder(1 teaspoon),turmeric powder (1/2 teaspoon) , salt acc. to taste.

Procedure: Procure farm fresh big sized brinjals from the market, slit from in between and put it on oven for roasting.The roasting should be done for 25- 20 mins. and both sides should be done equally till the skin of the brinjal becomes dark, thick and the inside becomes soft enough. Use a spoon to check if the flesh of the brinjal is soft and ready.Remove it aside and allow to cool down.After 2 mins. use our hands to peel off the skin , which becomes brittle after roasting and cooling.Repeat the same process with two brinjals.Mash the soft flesh part of the brinjals with a spatula or even with your hands.You will  get an  even mixture of mashed brinjals. Heat oil in a container and dash the grated onions, tomatoes in it.cook till the vegetables get soft. Add the ginger garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder ,turmeric powder,chilli powder.Add salt acc. to taste.Add the green peas and mix well. Green peas will give both nutritious values and a good look to the dish Add the mashed brinjals to it and mix well with the help of a spatula.For best results you can add scrambled eggs to this mixture to make it even delicious.Though this is an an optional step and vegetarian people can stick to strictly veg. specification. Add green chillis slit in between on the mixture and add fresh dhania leaves for a mind boggling farm fresh essence. Remove the content to a serving bowl. You can serve it with chapattis, puri.

Vegetarian cuisine can be delicious.A pick of fresh vegetables can even add taste, nutrition to the dish you cook.Vegetarian menu is very good for people suffering from diabetes and uric acid in blood stream.So, it's a suggestion to the vegetarian cooks that explore food, explore permutation-combination,and get the real spice from life.
















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