Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ringna no Olo / Baingan Bharta Gujarati Style

Ringna no olo is char roasted,mashed eggplant flavored with spices.  

This recipe is from my friend Linsy, from the blog Home cook food. What amazes me is how this working mom comes up with very interesting mishmash diet friendly combinations showing how other cuisines can be easily adaptable by pure vegetarians by making minor alterations. She has been one of the oldest followers of my blog and gives brutally honest comments. I am happy to see that and take it very positively. I think twice before posting sloppy work here because I know some of you are paying attention and will point out when things are not done neatly. I mean is that not how we get to improve!

I have made this into chunky baingan bharta. Also here is the regular Baingan Bharta Recipe.


Recipe source:here

Ingredients:
Large purple eggplant - 1
Tomato -2 chopped
Red onion - 1/4  of 1
Spring onion - 6-8 chopped
Garlic -3 flakes chopped
Ginger - 1" piece chopped
Green chili -1 chopped
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Lime juice -1/2 of 1 lime
Fresh chopped coriander leaves- a small bunch
     Dry ingredients:
Red chili pd - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric pd-  1/3 tsp
Asafoetida - a small pinch
Garam masala - 1/2tsp (I used tawa masala love the amchur flavor in it )
Salt to taste

Method:
Wash the eggplant well. Cut diagonally into two. Grease the pieces well with veg oil and keep it on lined baking pan.
Preheat oven to 400 F (or higher if you want real charred look and keep the baking pan on top rack.) Roast for 15 minutes on one side turn and continue for 10 minutes and then go on until the inside is soft when poked. The peel will look charred. Take the eggplant out and keep it covered for sometime until it cools down. Simply peel off the skin like a sticker. Chop if u dont mind chunks.
Heat 2 tsp veg oil and add cumin seeds when it sizzles add the ginger ,garlic,green chili and onion chopped ,spring onion chopped and saute until the raw smell goes then add all the dry powders saute for few more minutes.
Add tomatoes continue sauteing when its slightly cooked add the roasted eggplant (I have ground it to coarse paste). Cover and cook for ten minutes on low flame
Switch off stove and add lime juice and coriander leaves stir until well combined.
Serve along with bajra roti / rotla, thepla, chapatti or  any other flat bread.


Hope you like it.
Meena

14 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Meena for trying and making this humble eggplant recipe, its looks really delicious and now looking at your pictures , I am craving for it.

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    1. Thank you Linsy for the recipe and also being regular here inspite of your busy schedule.

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  2. I really love how this baingan bartha looks... so colorful and flavorful! Amazing pics as usual Meena... A lovely recreation of a delicious recipe by Linsy...

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  3. I have made lots of mistakes Meena. Looking back at some of the articles, really embarrassing. Cleaned up a few, I take it as a learning experience. Mistakes are part of life but learning is about improving. This dish is truly inviting. Definitely will go down well in my family. Yum

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  4. For some reason, I have never tried baingan bharta at home... ur post is making me tempt to make it...looks good dear

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    1. I know!!when u have such good restaurants nearby why should you :)
      Thank you dear.

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    2. I know!!when u have such good restaurants nearby why should you :)
      Thank you dear.

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  5. Looks so good Meena. I wish my family was enthusiastic about eggplant as I am. :). Well..:). I have to agree with you about honest comments. That is what helps us grow. Happy that we all support each other. - Sreelatha

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    1. Exactly I love the support I get here Sree. Come over here lets both roast some eggplant and make some bharta :))

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  6. Meena... why am I not seeing your recipe feeds on my Fb.. I have missed soo many posts.. Simple and homely.

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    1. Oh I forgot to post 2-3 on fb :) Thank you dear.

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