Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dahi Baigan Bharta - दही बैगन भरता (Baked Eggplant in Yogurt Gravy)

Hello friends,

My mom makes this bharta/chutney whatever you want to call it and I love it. I was always skeptical about making mashed eggplants. Now that I did it once by baking eggplant, I wanted to try this as well. So, here you go another eggplant bharta recipe.

Dahi Baigan Bharta - दही बैगन भरता (Baked Eggplant in Yogurt Gravy)

Baigan (Eggplant) - 1 big one
Dahi (Yogurt) - 2 cups, not very thick, but not even runny
For Tempering
Sabut Lal Mirch (Whole Dry Red Chilli) - 1 broken in pieces
Hari Mirch (Green chilies) - 2
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) - 1 tsp
Rai (Mustard Seeds) - 1 tsp
Urad Dal (Split White Lentils) - 1 tsp
Chana Dal (Split Chick Pea Lentil) - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tsp
For Garnishing
Dhaniya Patti (Cilantro) - for garnishing
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and wipe the eggplant.  Make some shallow slices on eggplant and rub liberal amount of oil on it. Keep eggplant on a sheet of aluminium foil and let it bake till it's all cooked (it took me about 1.5 hours, may be depending on the type of the eggplant). Once it is cool enough to handle, peel the skin and mash the flesh completely.
  • Now, take a pan and add everything under tempering and let them fry till seeds are spluttering and nice aroma comes from it.
  • Mix dahi and baigan in a bowl and add tempering to it, mix well.
  • Garnish with dhaniya patti before serving.
Enjoy it with warm rice or roti.

I am sending this to Side Dish Showdown - Anything Goes event hosted by Cinnamon Girl.

Side Dish Showdown Blogger Event

Also sending this to Side Dishes from India event of Suma.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.


Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Hy dear, wonderful look & delicious recipe! Is really excellent...!

Simplyfood said...

Interesting prep never cooked baighan in curd before.Looks so cool and tasty.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wht a gorgeous and aromatic dish..looks tempting and mouthwatering

Umm Mymoonah said...

Mouthwatering gravy Priya, you have lots of cooling gravy ideas for thsi summer.

Sushma Mallya said...

Using curds in bhartha is something new but would love to try out this variation as well

Satya said...

wow ,simply superb dahi baigan ....i love this dish ..my MIL used to prepare this with south indian tadka...i will try ur version priya

Swathi said...

Dahi Baigan Bharta looks good. I haven't tried this one. I need too.

Suja Manoj said...

Sounds a very delicious recipe..never tried with baked eggplant..creamy and yummy.will try this.

Anu Nandu said...

This is such a neat idea. I've never tried this. Will do sometime!

Priya Suresh said...

Yummyilicious dahi baingan, never tried eggplants this way, very interesting dish..


Looks so creamy and delicious, worth making them...

SS blogs here said...

I made this just last week. Love this bharta! :)

panchpakwan said...

Looks so delicious..loved it.

Rachana said...

Delicious Priya! This is the traditional Maharashtrian way of making bharta...we add either yogurt or tamarind to the roasted eggplant. But the tempering is slightly different...will definately try this out!

Kiran said...

Vankaya perugu pachadi chala bagundi.Maa intlo andariki favorite chutney.I do it the same way but never added ajwain in the seasoning.

PranisKitchen said...

really good one.. baigan bhartha in dahi really delicious looking curry

Akanksha said...

yoghurt bharta looks yummy..never tried of making bharta in this way..very innovative Priya

sonu said...

wow !! this looks so beautiful !! very new to me ..bookmarked !

Reeni said...

This is a gorgeous dish Priya! It looks so rich and creamy. I bet it's just delicious! Thanks for sending it to the Showdown!


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