Achari Baingan Bhartha:
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Achari means pickled in Hindi. Baingan Bhartha is grilled mashed spicy Eggplants. Here in this recipe, it is spiced with a tbsp of juice of any jar of pickle which give a wonderful taste!
1. Wash, wipe, brush some oil on top and bake 1 large purple Eggplant in 350F oven for 50 mins until it cooks inside out.
2. Take out, hold it under the cold water until the skin shrivels. Peel the skin and scoop the soft pulp with a spoon into a bowl.
3. Discard the skin and any seeds inside. Mash the pulp with a fork until coarse and let it cool.
4. When cooled, add 1 onion minced, ground 2 garlic and 1″ ginger, 4 tbsp minced cilantro, salt, 1 tbsp lemon or mango pickle juice from the pickle jar, 1 tbsp Mustard oil and mix well.
Alternately; if you don’t like raw taste of ginger-garlic paste in Bharta, heat 1 tbsp oil and add 2 tsp mustard seeds, then ginger-garlic paste, saute quickly and add to the Bharta along with other spices shown above.