What is baingan bharta?
‘Baingan’ is a Hindi word for ‘Eggplants or Brinjal’ and bharta is a word meaning ‘mashed’ So Baingan bharta typically translates to eggplant mash.
What is Bharta?
The word bharta (pronounced BHURR-taah) refers to dishes in which the ingredients are roughly mashed either before or after the dish is prepared. Bhartas are largely North Indian in origin and made from all sorts of vegetables.
How do you freeze baingan bharta?
Transfer the baingan bharta to airtight containers or a zip-close bag and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat on the stovetop until the dish is hot (at least 165 F). Add the chopped cilantro just before serving.
How to make baingan bharta brinjal at home?
To make Baingan Bharta brinjal can be roasted in two ways; in the oven or on the gas flame. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Place the brinjal on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until the brinjal has started to soften and the outer skin is charred.
What is a Bharatanatyam Arangetram?
A Bharatanatyam Arangetram is a solo debut performance that signifies the completion of initial formal training of a young dancer in Indian Classical Dance. The term Arangetram translates to “ascending the stage”.
What is the secret to a good Bharta?
The only secret for a good bharta is to follow the traditional step of grilling eggplants on hot charcoal or direct fire which imparts its characteristic smoky flavor to the dish. But these days a lot of people grill these on the stovetop, oven and air fryer.
Which is the most common Bharta in North India?
However the Punjabi baingan bharta is the most common one served in the North Indian restaurants. A lot of households also make this regularly for their meals. If you ever ask an Indian how a bharta is made, you will hear so many different versions that will surprise you.