This Month's Recipe in Indian Cooking: Baingan Bhartha

Baingan Bhartha (Egg Plant)


Every 2nd Thursday in the Lincoln Yoga Center doors, we host a complimentary Indian Cooking Demonstration with Mahak Chaudhry, the owner of Suji's Indian Grocery. All are welcomed to participate... this event is FREE.

This month we learn how to prepare Baingan Bartha (egg plant).

We provide an ingredient list for you so that you might be able to go home and prepare this dish on your own after attending the Indian Cooking Demonstration. Enjoy!

Ingredients List:

1. Cumin Seeds 1/2 Table Spoon
2. Coriander Seeds 1/2 Table Spoon
3. Hing (Asafoedita) 1 Pinch
4. Garam Masala 1 Table Spoon
5. Vegetable Oil OR Ghee 3 - 4 Table Spoon
6. Red Chili Powder 1/2 Table Spoon
7. Salt to Taste
8. Turmeric Powder 1/2 - 3/4 Table Spoon
9. Onion 2 Ct
10. Garlic Clove 6 - 8 Ct
11. Ginger Root 3 - 4 Oz
12. Green Chili 3 - 4 Ct
13. Tomato Paste or Crushed
14. Amchoor Powder 1- 2 Pinch
15. Yogurt 2 - 4 Table Spoon
16. Big Egg Plants 2 Ct

Quantities depend on number of people being served. 

1. Prick  eggplant with a knife. Grill over or next to very high heat, turning as necessary until the skin is blackened and the eggplant collapses. 

2. When the eggplant has cooled slightly, peel and trim stem. Chop in a bowl. 

3. Add lime. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook until onion is golden, stirring often, for 10 minutes. Add garlic. Add chilies. Add other spices. Cook for one more minute. Add the tomato, salt, turmeric. Cook until the tomato softens.

4. Add eggplant and cook, stirring, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro and garam masala and turn off heat. Serve hot with bread or rice.


Lincoln Yoga Center
2127 Winthrop Road
Lincoln, Ne 68502

About Lincoln Yoga Center:
Lincoln's oldest yoga studio can be considered a home away from home. Lincoln Yoga Center  offers yoga classes and privates for persons of all ages (including children and seniors), with over 40 classes a week from 6:00am-8:00pm. Lincoln Yoga Center is a registered yoga alliance school offering classes, workshops, teacher trainings, retail sales, massage thearapy, ayurveda, holistic health, and alternative health options. Kid's classes, private lessons, continuing education for teacher training, rope wall yoga, hot yoga, adapative yoga for special populations, and more are available. Take 5 certification courses are held both in-studio and out-of-studio. All are welcomed and your first class is always free.

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About Suji's Indian Grocery:
Suji's Indian Grocery Store carries great selection/variety of top of the line Dry/Frozen Food items, RTE, Spices, Sweets, name brand Snacks and items for religious worship (Puja) from India. You can get Fresh Indian Vegetables, Fruits, and Cosmetics items at this well organized store. Hindu Priest is available for special occasions, Lagan, Hawan, and Yagya.


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