Indian Baighan Bharta - Silky Roasted Eggplant With Fresh Coriander & Tomatoes

Impulsive Culinarian’s Indian Baighan Bharta Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 large Eggplant, peeled, 1/2″ slice
  • 1/4 cup Dairy Free Margarine
  • 3 medium Yellow Onions
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 2 large Tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Coriander, chopped

 

Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Place sliced eggplant on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Brush eggplant generously with olive oil, season with fine salt & freshly ground black pepper, repeat on both sides
  • Roast eggplant for 20 minutes on first side, then flip and continue roasting for another 15 minutes until golden on both sides
  • Warm a cast-iron skillet over low heat
  • Add margarine and chopped onions to skillet, let caramelize over low heat for around 45 minutes to an hour as necessary
  • Once eggplant has finished roasting, let them cool, then chop into 1/4″ dice and set aside
  • Remove caramelized onions from skillet and set aside
  • Return skillet to stove top and increase heat to medium
  • Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to skillet and saute cumin seeds for around 30 seconds
  • Add garlic & ginger to skillet and saute for another 30 seconds, stirring constantly
  • Add garam masala to skillet and saute for another 30 seconds, stirring constantly
  • Add tomatoes to skillet and cook for another minute stirring occasionally
  • Add white wine to skillet and let simmer for around 2 minutes to reduce
  • Add eggplant, caramelized onions, salt, pepper & coriander to skillet
  • Reduce heat to low, gently combine all ingredients together and let simmer for at least 15 minutes
Delicious roasted eggplant, fresh ginger and sliced garlic, ripe chopped tomatoes ... a recipe for success!

Delicious roasted eggplant, fresh ginger and sliced garlic, ripe chopped tomatoes … a recipe for success!

 

The Perfect Addition To A Romantic Valentines Day Menu

Eggplant can be a tough sell for picky eaters, but true fans of authentic Indian cuisine will most certainly attest to how incredible this magic dish can be when prepared correctly. I have always been a huge fan of South Asian cooking and wanted to justice to this favourite of ours, and I genuinely believe I have succeeded … however, you can be the judge yourself, do give my recipe a try!

SIlky & delicious homemade baighan bharta simmering gently in a cast iron skillet

SIlky & delicious homemade baighan bharta simmering gently in a cast iron skillet