1 big brinjal( the ones available in market for bharta)
2 medium sized onions
2 tomatoes-1/2 chopped rest blended
1 1/2 tspn cumin seeds
2 tbsp oil
1 tspn ginger paste
1 tspn garlic paste
1/2 tspn green chilli paste
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
1/2 tspn kashmiri chilli powder
1- 1/2 tspn coriander powder
1 to 1 1/2 tspn spice masala(i used arabic spice masala instead of garam masala)
1 tspn cumin powder
Fresh coriander leaves for garnish
How i made it
Roast the brinjal on stove top or grill in microwave till he skin is wrinkly and charred and the brinjal becomes soft from inside.Let it cool.Once cooled mash it well.
Heat a pan and pour the refined oil .Then add in the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
Now add onions and saute till golden colour.
Add in the ginger,garlic and green chilli paste and when the raw smell is gone pour in the blended tomato.
Also add in all powders- turmeric,coriander,kashmiri red chilli ,spice masala and the cumin powder.
Let all the spices mix well and the blended tomato be reduced in quantity.
Now add in the mashed brinjal and let it blend well .
Add in the chopped tomato and let it turn slightly soft.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with chapathi.You may also serve it with rice as a side dish.
Notes:I sometimes squeeze a little lemon for extra tanginess.
If you dont get the big brinjal you may use 3 -4 medium sized brinjals.