i have onida convection and therte is no broil option displayed over it, i love brinjal dish....this looks so tasty and yummy, One of my favourite side looks so inviting too makes me hungry, Wow you have explained it so well.. Transfer to a plate or bowl and allow to cool. Keep this aside. Roast the eggplant well, that's where all the flavor for this recipe comes from. Scoop the pulp of the eggplants and mash it. I'm Shweta! Nisha, indeed, air fryer is a big savior! I usually broil the brinjal to give that gas stove roasting/charring effect. So I prefer making my baingan bharta in oven by roasting the eggplant in oven vs direct heat. Once hot, add the oil followed by chopped garlic, peppers, onions and spices. Did you ensure that your Baingan was well roasted or did it have lots of seeds? Once they start spluttering add the onions and saute till they turn light golden brown. Once the eggplant is cool enough to handle peel the skin off and then either with your hands or fork mash the eggplant. Wash and pat dry the eggplant. Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a1f40a10a08b3b87a414a04bb204ee13" );document.getElementById("a8431e983c").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Thanks for subscribing! The pulp is then cooked with spices, garlic, onions, and optionally tomatoes. Slice the eggplant crosswise to make circles, about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick. When the tomatoes turn soft add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, amchur (dry mango) powder, garam masala and coriander powder and mix well. Now broil the eggplant on high for about 10-12 mins turning the eggplant after 2-3 mins to provide uniform heat to all sides. Make 4 deep slits in the eggplant using a knife. Insert a knife and check, if it pierces through then its done. Interested in receiving notifications about my new recipes? Add freshly grated/minced ginger. Select the large fleshy or plump variety of eggplant with less seeds. Or, you can grill the eggplant in your oven broiler or on your barbecue grill. This post may contain affiliate links. Now add the mashed eggplant(with garlic), mix well. Pre-heat the oven at 400 degrees, rub a little oil on the Eggplant, put it in a oven-proof dish and cook for 1 hour. Finish off with some cilantro (coriander) leaves. Preheat your broiler on High, and roast the eggplants on a sheet pan for about 30 minutes, turning midway. Step 1: Roast the eggplants Preheat the oven to 425 degree F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Required fields are marked *, Hi There!! Poke holes throughout the eggplant to prevent it from bursting in the oven. Those bits of ginger in that smooth bharta taste amazing!! To make baingan bharta, eggplants are roasted in the oven or in the air fryer. Once that is done, take Eggplant out, let it cool a little and then peel off the skin (it will come off very easily). Wonderful share and a great idea to roast eggplant in the air fryer ! Make 4 deep slits and insert garlic cloves into each slit. Don’t forget to pin the recipe by clicking the “Pin” button, for your future reference. It can be refrigerated for 2-3 days and frozen for upto a month. The roasted and crushed eggplants are then mixed with chopped tomatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, cumin, cilantro leaves, chili pepper, … Cook well for a few minutes until oil oozes out from the sides and then garnish with some cilantro leaves. To give it a more smoky flavor, I have broiled the eggplant after baking it. Share with your family and friends using the below social icons. In a vessel heat some oil and once hot add the cumin seeds (optional).