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Vaingana Bhart

Konkani Baingan ka Bharta. Charred/Roasted Eggplant with coconut and raw onions.

Ingredients:
Eggplant/BrinjalBaingan/Vaangi - 1 big
Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Red Onion - 1 small
Green Chillies - 2
Dry Red Chillies (Byadagi) - 2
Tamarind paste - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Salt
Oil - few drops

Method:
1. Wash the eggplant and pat it dry.  Make 3 - 4 long slits to check for worms.  Apply oil to the eggplant and roast it on a stove top.  Alternatively, you can place the eggplant in a broiler as well.  Place a pan underneath in a broiler to collect the juice.  Roast till the eggplant skin turns black and crisp.  Keep turning from time to time.  Discard the juice.
2. Keep the hot charred/roasted eggplant covered with a vessel for 15 - 20 minutes.
3. Finely chop onion.
4. Grind grated coconut, red chillies, green chillies, turmeric, tamarind and salt to a fine paste with little water.
5. Peel the eggplant skin.  After roasting, the skin will come off easily.  Mash the eggplant flesh and add the ground paste.  Add chopped onions just before serving.
6. Serve Vaingana Bhart as a side dish or with dosas.

18 comments:

  1. Love eggplant..looks so delicious , nice recipe dear

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  2. Very yummy, roasting this eggplant definitely adds a special flavour.

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  3. looks yummy. Baigan in this way is always welcome..........lOVE the pic too

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  4. WOw this bhartha sounds very tempting and delicious..will try out soon..

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  5. nice version of bhartha...i liked it..

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  6. this is my fav eggplant dish and you made it look so so tempting.

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  7. nice..I will try this! one of ma favs!!

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  8. love this dish. love the name as well:)

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  9. I have heard of this be gun stuff but baigan has lots of gun, trust me. ur bharta looks tempting and different.

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  10. I loved d recipe and will definitely try sometime

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  11. Like baigan bharta very much...nice recipe...the charred taste is really so good n guess is what makes the dish so tasty and special.

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  12. Looks yummy. I prepared it without coconut. Addition of coconut gives a nice gravy. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Your bharta is very tempting and looks good.

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  14. ye mujhe abhi khaane ka dil kar raha hai :P

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  15. Wish you and family a happy and prosperous Diwali

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  16. Looks delicious and yummy. Lovely recipe.

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