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Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry)

 Baingan Bharta Eggplant Curry

Rating: 4 of 5
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Healthy Scale: 5 of 5

Ingredients:
1 large eggplant
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (Note from critic: I only used 1 tablespoon)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cup plain yogurt (Note from critic: I used nonfat yogurt)
1 fresh jalapeno chile pepper, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 bunch cilantro, finely chopped

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2. Place eggplant on a medium baking sheet. Bake 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until tender. Remove from heat, cool, peel, and chop.
3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Mix in cumin seeds and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender.
4. Mix ginger garlic paste, curry powder, and tomato into the saucepan, and cook about 1 minute. Stir in yogurt. Mix in eggplant and jalapeno pepper, and season with salt. Cover, and cook 10 minutes over high heat. Remove cover, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking about 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro to serve.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 4
Recipe From: allrecipes.com

Recipes Critic Review: I'm relatively new to Indian food and Indian cooking but I found the ingredients and preparation of this recipe to be enticing, so I decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed! The curry mixed wonderfully with the onion and eggplant. It received rave reviews from my roommate and sister. My roommate, who is a huge fan of Indian food, said it was better than the Eggplant Curry she has had at restaurants. I served it over basmati rice that I cooked in my rice cooker.
 

Comments (3) -

Diane, on February 15, 2013 11:24 PM Said:

Diane

I made this recipe tonight and it was great! Great suggestion!

Diane, on February 15, 2013 11:30 PM Said:

Diane

Had the leftover today and they were even better than yesterday! Mmm!

heather, on March 21, 2013 10:41 PM Said:

heather

I've never made Indian food before, If all of you liked it I'm going to make it...I'll let you know who it turns out.

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