Friday, 9 March 2012

Dungaar Baingan Bharta..for a finger licking experience


Foodelicious-Dungaar Baingan Bharta
Hi All!!
I love watching cookery shows, especially the ones which are presented by chefs. When the chefs present a show, not only do I learn new recipes but more than that, I’m always interested in the quick tips and tricks suggested by them especially for enhancing flavour.
In one such shows Devavrata Jategaonkar who is a carving expert had suggested this method of Dungar which is used in the five star hotels to produce the smoky effect. I love the smoky effect and have tried it in various recipes like the Flambéed Capsicum in Red GravySmoked Cottage Cheese Stuffed Okra and Smoked Plantain kebab with cream cheese filling. The smoked effect takes the recipe to a new unmatched height which is quite impressive.
S is not very fond of the regular baingan bharta, when I mentioned to him that I’ve made bharta for dinner, he reluctantly took it in his plate. I kept looking at his face and the minute he put it in his mouth, his expressions changed and instantly he exclaimed ‘excellent’!! And then he bombarded me with his questions..how did you make it? What was the special thing that you’ve added? And many more. I just smiled at him and explained him the process. He liked it so much that he shared the recipe with his colleague telling him it’s an excellent preparation. His colleague was left with no option but to praise boss’s wife and replied to him humbly, Sir! You are lucky to have a five star chef at homeSmile.
So here’s the five star recipe to the unusual, aromatic bharta. Thanks Chef Devavrata your tip really workedThumbs up.
 
Foodelicious-Dungaar Baingan Bharta

Dungaar Baingan Bharta

Preparation Time:20mins| Cooking Time:10mins | Serves:4 | Difficulty Level: Moderate

 

Ingredients

1 Roasted Brinjal
1 medium onion, chopped
1large tomato, chopped
2green chillies, chopped finely
2tsp grated ginger
3/4tsp red chilli powder
3/4tsp turmeric powder
1-1/2tsp coriander powder
1/2tsp cumin powder
1thick garlic pod, sliced
salt to taste
2-3tbsp oil for cooking
For Dungar/ Smoking
2-3 cloves
2green cardamoms
1bay leaf
1piece cinnamon
2tsp ghee
2 pieces charcoal

Method

Make incisions on the Eggplant and insert the garlic pod. Smear a few drops of oil and roast the eggplant directly on flame.
With the help of water, remove the charred peel of the eggplant and then mash the pulp. The roasted garlic adds a great flavour to the eggplant.
Heat about 2-3tbsp oil and add mustard seeds.
Tip in the chopped green chillies followed by onion and ginger. Sauté nicely.
Mix all the powdered spices and salt to taste.
Finally add the tomatoes and eggplant and cook till done.

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Make a well in the bharta and keep a bowl in it. Put all the whole spices and burning charcoal over it. Put the ghee and cover the pan with a lid so that the smoke gets trapped and spreads the smoked spice flavour in Bharta. Keep covered for 10mins. Remove the lid and remove the bowl. Serve the bharta. The aroma of spices and the smoke flavor spreads in the Bharta and gives it an amazing flavor which is difficult to be described..
Another tasty version of Methi infused Baingan Bharta can be checked here.



Sending this to Rasi's I'm Star Event
Ongoing Event- Cilantro & Cumin
and Cooking For Myself at Vegetarian Surprises. Sending it to Julie's EP Series- Herbs and Spices, Cilantro and Cumin

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42 comments:

Hema said...

Awesome, the idea of stuffing in the garlic pod is very new, will try this out..

Kalpana Sareesh said...

cant imagine the flavors in this smoked dish..

Preeti Garg said...

Awesome....

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Nupur said...

Awww.. I love Baigan Bharta... I wish I could do this experiment , but we dont get charcoal here...

Inviting pics btw, and am just so hungry to have this for tonights dinner..

Cheers
UK Rasoi

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Aishwarya said...

very innovative !!!! LOVE T IDEA

Ramya said...

ur version looks so yum...

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Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Oooh Wow!! This is a lip-smacking recipe for sure. My hubby makes very delicious Baingan Bharta and now I see it by someone else too. :))

Kanan said...

wow. I like the idea of inserting garlic pod. and I can smell smoked flavor. :)

Ansh said...

Anything smoky - please send my way!! Love the flavor depth and the exquisite taste it brings on. Love the presentation!!

Aarthi said...

This looks delicious..Totally YUMMY

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely looking baigan bharta. Excellent preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

That sounds to be very interesting. Nice recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

Sutapa said...

Delicious bharta .....I love the whole masala used with charcoal to give a distinct smoky flavor! Awesome
presentation!

Sriya said...

First time here ... glad to follow you... very yummy curry ...
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Priya dharshini said...

I have tasted similar one recently..Yummy.

Vegetarian Surprises said...

This looks yummy. I like the way you have treated the eggplant !

maha said...

Oh my god..such a mouthwatering dish..it looks just awesome...vl try 4 sure....
Maha

Rasi said...

Liked the idea of putting garlic pod in the baingan.. Haven't tried that & the smoky effect..ooh! Thanks pari for linking it to my event :)

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Kitchen Flavours said...

I love the new look of the blog.... header suits the blog....the name is new to me...recipe looks drool worthy....

Julie said...

Yummmilicious!!

Cook in any recipe with "Cilantro /Cumin & Just link in EP Series-Cilantro /Cumin Event

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PrathibhaSreejith said...

Really great preparatin that was Pari, I loved the idea of stuffing garlic pod. smoked flavor also should have def enriched the taste of the baingan bharta. lovely clicks :)

Anonymous said...

nicely done and beautifully presented baigan bharta..love the smoked flavour..

simran said...

yum!i do the smoke treatment to my butter paneer/chicken.........giving baingan this treatment is totally new to me........it sounds awesome!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

oh wow, LOVE that tip on getting smoky effect gonna try it next time for sure

Spandana said...

Delicious looking bharta.. love the idea of smoking the eggplant!!

faseela said...

wow.....really amazing dear.....loved the smoked effect....superb dear...

Kaveri said...

Got introduced to a new method for the smoking effect...Bhartha looks very delicious

Aruna Manikandan said...

wonderful recipe..
Bookmarked it :)

Archana said...

Awesome. Will make it we are bored of the regular bharta now this is the difference.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

delicious bharta... Grandma kaes this on the real charcoal back home... Awesome taste! Cant be beaten!
Looks great too!

notyet100 said...

Thwis ,must have been yum...:)

Bergamot said...

wow this bhartha looks delicious

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Mouthwatering recipe...liked the smoked effect... yumm.

radha said...

I love the smoky aroma in foods. This should be great

Rathai said...

Hi Pari,

Thanks for dropping by my blog. The baingan bharta looks fingerlicking delish. I love the colour and graviness of this dish.

shwetha said...

Superb recipe.... Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.
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hemalata said...

Yummy n mouthwatering baigan bharta, looks so delicious.

faseela said...

fabulous dear....yummy nrecipe

Julie said...

Thanx for linking it to my event..
Please add the link and logo under your post dear..
Looks similar to rasam,flavorful tangy combo!!
Thanx a lot for linking it to my event!!
Cook in any recipe with Cilantro/Cumin as one of the main ingredients & rush it in my EP Series-Herbs n Spices
Erivum Puliyum

Devi Annamalai said...

Thanks for sharing. Looks awesome.

suhaina aji said...

Wow..really looks yummy and tempting. Wish I can have with some roti now.

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