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Baigana Poda (Baigan Bharta Odisa style)

Baigan Bharta is a popular punjabi dish. It takes on a lot of prep work and cooking. I should say all the work is worth it. Its really delicious. But in Orissa there we prepare a different version of it, that is quick and easy. Its very popular in every household and is enjoyed a lot.

Ingredients:
  1. Baigana ( brinjal/eggplant ): 1 large
  2. Onion :  1 medium finely chopped
  3. Garlic: 4 cloves finely chopped.
  4. Green chilies: 2
  5. Mustard oil -2 tbsp
  6. Salt to taste


Procedure:
Brush Baigana(eggplant) with oil and roast it on a medium flame.
Frequently turn the eggplant upside down, until fully roasted.
Once done , hold it under running cold water or in a bowl of water. Cool it and peel off the blackened skin.
Mash the flesh.
Add the finely chopped onion, garlic, green chilies, sorisa tela(mustard oil) ,salt and mix it well and serve. 
In another version you can roast so dry red chili and use it instead of green chilli.
It makes for a great side for pakhala bhata. It even goes well with steamed rice and dal.

Its quick and easy to make and delicious.
Till then happy blogging.
Rakhee

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