Hello everyone! Of all the things that I truly miss about India, Baingan Bharta holds one of the top 5 positions for sure. Especially the kind that my mom makes. Each time my mom made it, I remember not eating anything all day just waiting for when I could stuff my stomach with Bharta. Just talking about it makes my mouth water like crazy! And I am not even kidding! So, you must have guessed by now what I am going to be talking about today. That’s right – Baingan Bharta. Yum!
Now, of course the recipe is indeed my mother’s but I will be honest enough to admit that I don’t make it half as delicious as her.
Char Grilled or Fire Roasted – The only way to Baingan Bharta
There is another important story related to Baingan Bharta. All of our friends here live in apartments which do not have a burner style cooking system. That basically means that the cooktops here don’t have a ‘flame’ like we did in India. Now, if you know anything about Baingan Bharta, you would agree with me that Bharta is not Bharta without the smoky flavor that comes from charring of the skin of the eggplant when roasted on fire. Luckily, for me, the apartment that I live in is equipped with a ‘flame’ style cooktop.
I must mention here till about and year back, even I used to live in an apartment which was not equipped with this ‘flame’ style burner. I tried making it in microwave. It tasted fine but nothing like the authentic method of cooking it! So, when we moved to this new apartment, the moment I saw that the burner was such, I jumped with joy in my mind knowing that now my chapattis and Baingan Bharta will be so much better!
Anyhow, without any more waiting, let’s get straight to the recipe.
This is a perfect example of a recipe which uses very few ingredients but gives you immense flavor!
Do try this out if you haven’t already. And please share your feedback with me.
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Till next time…