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Begun bharta

Begun bharta is a delicious indian dish made from roasted baigun or egg plant. Its called eggplant curry in the west. Delicious begun bharta is eaten with chapatti, naan or rice.

Begun ka bharta is a known delicacy of the indian cuisine. No gourmet dinner is complete without it. It is a common part of the state dinners for dignitaries in India and is very much relished. Baingan Bharta is also a healthy food. Eggplant , is low in fat and high in vitamins C and fiber as well as minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.

To prepare begun bharta you need a large eggplant, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon ginger and garlic paste,1 onion, 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1 cup yogurt,1 tomato, 1 finely chopped jalapeno pepper, chopped cilantro and salt.

Bake the eggplant in an oven at about 450deg for 20 to 30 minutes. Next, let it cool and peel its outer skin. Mash the soft inner portion well. Heat some cooking oil in a pan.You can use mustard oil for the unique indian taste. Add cumin seeds and onion and cook them in oil till the onion becomes tender. Now put the ginger garlic paste, chopped tomato and curry powder into the pan and cook the mix for about a minute. Now all this in yogurt. Add the minced eggplant and jalapeno pepper to the yogurt mix and add salt for taste. Cook this gravy for about 10 minutes over high heat. Garnish the dish by sprinkling cilantro leaves over it and serve.

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