Baigan bharta is made in many ways. It is one of the favourite dish from Punjabi . Punjabis simply love it either with missi roti or lachcha paratha.
Normally the Baigan / Eggplant is roasted in gas to give it a smoky flavour, but I tried making it today on a simple pan.
Now.here goes the recipe
2 medium sized round baigan peeled & diced
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1cup boiled frozen peas (green fresh peas in winter)
1tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
1tsp garam masala
Now take 2tbsp oil in pan. Add the ginger garlic paste, chopped onions,saute them. Now add chopped tomatoes,spices& fry well. As tomatoes are done put the baigan pieces in it alongwith the water. Close the lid of the pan. After 10 minutes open the lid ,as the baigan gets tender, mash it with a masher, now add the boiled peas & fry for a while. Then add garam masala serve hot with Dal Chawal or Lachcha Paratha.A typical Punjabi food combo.
Enjoy as I do