About this recipe: This is a very simple, quick and more importantly authentic Indian side dish of grilled aubergine and tomato. Best served with naan or roti. It should have a consistency of, um, well, 'mush' when finished - but it's delicious!
I'm on a low GI diet for the next year and have been looking for a recipe that has aubergine as the main ingredient. Tried this with a few tweaks which I have added, and just adored it. Loved it with my roast butternut squash oven roasted chips and grilled chicken. I have also checked with my dietician and she says that as far as she can see, it's o.k to eat plenty of. This is one recipe that looks awful but tastes the total opposite - 01 May 2011
Altered ingredient amounts. Add a few tablespoons of your favourite curry paste/powder when adding aubergine along with some low fat natural yoghurt. - 01 May 2011
Try this small change and you will definitely have authentic baingan ka bharta. After peeling off the eggplant skin, mash the pulp coarely. Use the mashed eggplant for the last steps when you return this to the pan with onions etc. Cook this well, add 2 tsp of cumin powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder and 1 tsp garam masala (you will get this at any indian store. Happy cooking ! - 16 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)