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Baingan Bharta- Roasted Spicy Eggplants- Vegan

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Ingredients
  • 2 Large of Eggplants-cut in half and oil them on both sides.
  • 0.5 cups Green Onions chopped or thinly sliced.
  • 0.5 cups Chopped Cilantro or Coriander leaves-take out some for Garnish
  • 0.25 Crushed garlic (ready made paste is also OK)
  • 3 tablespoons Oil (use 1 Tablespoon to oil the Eggplants)
  • 0.5 teaspoons Cumin Seeds-Whole Jeera
  • 0.5 teaspoons Black Mustard Seeds- Raai
  • 6 Curry Leaves
  • 0.5 teaspoons Ginger crushed
  • 0.5 teaspoons Chopped or Crushed Green Chili
  • 0.5 teaspoons or more of Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Drained low fat or Greek Yogurt
  • 0.5 teaspoons Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
Instructions
  1. Cut Eggplants lengthwise-cut of a portion of the tip but keep some.

  2. Oil both side and out them upside down in a foil lined Cookie sheet

  3. Cook them in the oven for 30 to 35 Minutes. Check the Eggplants-Try pressing them down gently-they should be soft. Take them out of the oven-make sure to turn off the Oven.

  4. While the Eggplants are roasting, prepare the trey with chopped Onions Garlic, Ginger, Cilantro etc and another plate with Cumin Seeds, Black Mustard, Curry leaves etc.

  5. Scoop them with a spoon as shown holding the top

  6. Scoop all four pieces and add a Teaspoon Lemon juice and mix so the color does not turn dark

  7. With a knife gently cut across to chop them

  8. Heat the rest of the oil and add the spices , garlic, ginger and curry leaves

  9. Add the eggplants, Green onions, cilantro etc.

  10. Mix well and add yogurt just before serving- This optional.