INSTANT POT BAINGAN BHARTA – Spiced Mashed Eggplant | Vegan Richa Recipes



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Instant Pot Baingan Bharta – Indian Spiced Mashed Eggplant Curry. 1 Pot 30 Min.
FULL RECIPE: https://www.veganricha.com/2018/12/instant-pot-baingan-bharta-recipe.html
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Baingan Bharta translates to eggplant mash. The traditional bharta is a long process, big eggplants are roasted over a flame or grill to char the skin. The skin is them removed and the partially cooked eggplant is mashed. Then added to a spiced onion tomato base and cooked to roast the eggplant with the spices and base.

In this instant pot version, cubed Eggplant gets pressure cooked with the onion tomato base, then mashed and cooked a bit to roast. Pressure cooking reduces the steps and also uses less bowls, vessels! I add some smoked paprika that adds a fresh smoked flavor that is generally there in this dish if the eggplant was charred and cooked. Some liquid smoke will do that too, although I find that a bit too strong.

This spiced eggplant mash also makes a great dip with some hot pita bread. Add some chickpeas to make this into a meal or serve with a side of chickpea curry or dals.

This bharta is 1 Pot, needs just 15 mins active time, is simple and delicious! Add some chickpeas tomake into a meal.

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