Baingan ka chokha


Ingredients (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)

420 grams large aubergine/eggplant or 1 large bharta baingan

⅓ cup chopped onions or 1 medium onion, chopped or 50 grams onion

½ teaspoon chopped green chilies/hari mirch

½ teaspoon chopped garlic/lahsun

1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves/dhania patta

1 teaspoon mustard oil/sarson ka tel

¼ to ½ teaspoon lemon juice (optional)

salt as required

how to make the recipe:

rinse the baingan (eggplant or aubergine) in water. place it on a wired rack on a stove top or you can place it directly on fire.

keep turning the eggplant after 2 to 3 minutes on the flame, so that its evenly cooked.

roast the baingan till its completely cooked and tender. with a knife check the doneness. the knife should slid easily in baingan without any resistance. remove the baingan and immerse in a bowl of water till it cools down.

then peel it and chop.

add the chopped baingan in a mixing bowl along with its juices.

then add ⅓ cup chopped onions, ½ teaspoon chopped green chilies, ½ teaspoon chopped garlic and 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.

add 1 teaspoon mustard oil. if you want, you can add ¼ to ½ teaspoon lemon juice for a slight tang.

season with salt.

mix everything very well.

serve baingan chokha with litti chokha or rotis.