(Inspired by Tarla Dalal's Punjabi cook book)
I just love the beautiful purple color of the Baingan. One of my favourite
veggies. Baingan is called "Gulla" in Tulu. In my home town we get a variety of green round brinjals.. locals call it "mattu do gulla". My mom makes "edi gulla aagothno" (similar to stuffed baingan).. yummmmm
Anyway this is my version of Baingan ka Bartha:
1 Big Purple Brinjal
Onions chopped - 1 cup
Tomato chopped - 1 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp (reduce the quantity if you do not prefer the curry to be hot)
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Ginger chopped - 1/2 inch piece
For the paste:
Garlic - 3
small sized Onion - 1/2 chopped
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Apply a thin oil coating on the baingan cook in the microwave for 10 - 12 mins till it is 80% cooked (you can also roast it over the flame)
Slit the Baingan and stuff the paste inside and micro wave it till it is cooked ( another 4 - 5 mins)
Let the baingan cool and remove the skin and mash it
In a pan heat the oil, sauté the onions and ginger till onions become pink in color.
Add the tomatos, chilli powder, garam masala, salt and baingan and sauté till the oil starts separating from the mixture.
Add a little bit of water if you want the curry to be gravy.
Turn off the flame and garnish with Coriander.
Serves 2 people
Preparation time = 15 mins
Cooking time = 10 - 15 mins
This is how mine turned out