Large Eggplant : 1
Vegetable oil : 1tbsp
Cumin seeds + Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
Onion : Medium Size 1
Tomato : Medium size 1
Red Chilli Powder : 1tsp
Garam Masala : 1 tsp
Fresh Curry leaves
Salt according to your taste
Fresh Cilantro :1/2 bunch finely chopped
Eggplant can be roasted in different ways:
You can roast on gas cooktop directly by just placing the eggplant straight on the burner and keeping the flame on medium setting. Keep turning the eggplant so that it is cooked in all sides i.e the inner part becomes soft and starts shrinking.
Bake on electric oven or Grill in your oven grill or on your barbecue grill. Again, keep turning periodically till the eggplant is cooked well in all sides. The water from eggplant stars to come out.
Once the eggplant is roasted, allow it to cool completely and then peel off and discard the skin. Now mash the eggplant softly and keep aside.
Heat a pan on medium heat and add the cooking oil.
Once hot, add the cumin seeds + mustard seeds, curry leaves and allow them to splitter.
Now add the onions and fry till they turn golden color.
Add the tomatoes and fry till they are soft. Add chilli powdered, garam masala and salt and fry for 1 min.
Now add the mashed eggplant and mix well. Add the chopped fresh coriander and stir. Cook another minute and turn off the heat.
Serve hot Baingan ka Bhartha with Chapatis or Rotis .