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Baingan Bharta – Punjabi Eggplant

Happy Wednesday all!

Today I will be sharing my recipe on Baingan Bharta, which is roasted mashed eggplants cooked with onions, tomatoes, chillies, and ginger. This delicious roasted mashed eggplant dish is one of the most comforting things to eat along with warm rotis. The mouthwatering smoky flavor that comes from charring the eggplant is what makes this dish so amazing. You can even roast them over coal which brings them to another level! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Red cayenne pepper
  • Garam Masala
  • Turmeric

Directions:

  1. Wash, pat dry and prick eggplants. Roast them over open flame until the skin starts peeling off and eggplants start to shrink. Continue on all sides until the skin browns. Let them cool in a bowl of water.IMG_0084.JPGIMG_0085.JPGIMG_0086.JPG
  2. Meanwhile, chop the tomato and pulse until smooth or chop finely and set aside.
  3. Remove eggplant skin and mash the pulp.
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  4. In a large skillet over medium high heat, sauté the onions in a splash of oil until they become translucent.
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  5. Add chopped ginger and garlic and continue to cook until browned.
  6. Add red cayenne pepper and the mashed eggplants.
  7. Cook for 10 minutes over medium high heat. Continue to stir.
  8. Add the tomatoes and cook over medium heat for another 10 minutes.IMG_0091.JPG
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  9. Continue to mix and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Plate and serve alongside warm roti!

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Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 2 people.
  • It’s important to char the eggplants thoroughly so the raw flavor doesn’t remain.
  • You can add however much spices you want according to your taste!

Baingan Bharta is so easy to make! It takes no time at all to cook, yet it’s so delicious! Not many ingrediants are needed, however the spices make the dish so flavorful.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Yummy Panetteria Clemente

Starting my morning with some Panetteria Clemente biscuits! They’re super delicious and a perfect snack alongside your morning/afternoon tea/coffee. The variety of flavors will surely satisfy your taste buds.FullSizeRender-4.jpg

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Wamery Ceramic Knife Set

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Honey-Ginger-Garlic Glazed Salmon

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today, I will be sharing my recipe on Honey-Ginger-Garlic Glazed Salmon. This dish is extremely delicious and flavorful! It’s similar to the general tso sauce but on salmon! I also made the same recipe using Tofu which I will post as a separate blog in a couple of weeks. This is a super quick and easy recipe to make and healthy-ish with the fish! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Salmon fillets
  • Soy Sauce
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Brown Sugar
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Cayenne powder

Directions:

  1. First, finely chop the garlic and grate the ginger.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, add a splash of oil and sauté the garlic and ginger until browned.IMG_0106.JPG
  3. Turn the heat on low and add about 4 table spoons of soy sauce, 2 spoons of honey, 2 spoons of brown sugar and stir well.
  4. Add crushed red pepper and cayenne pepper to taste.
  5. Let simmer on low for about 3 minutes and stir well. Set aside.IMG_0107.JPG
  6. Place a skillet on medium heat and let it warm up for about 2 minutes.
  7. Add about 3 spoons of oil and then add the salmon fillet.
  8. Let the salmon cook without moving it around for about 6-7 minutes. You should see the color changing from bottom to top.
  9. Carefully with tongs, flip the salmon on to it’s other side and let it cook for another 4 minutes. IMG_0118.JPG
  10. With the tongs, hold the salmon onto its side and let cook.
  11. Repeat with the other side.
  12. Place the skillet flat on the skillet on low heat and pour the ginger-garlic glaze over the salmon.
  13. Heat on low for 2 minutes.
  14. Plate and serve!IMG_0122.JPGIMG_0125.JPGIMG_0121.JPGIMG_0120.JPG

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • Serve alongside rice and vegetables.
  • I made this exact recipe but with Tofu: except the tofu takes longer to pan fry.
  • Baking the salmon is also a healthier alternative.
  • Add as much of any of the ingredients you want according to your taste.

This is a perfect recipe if you’re craving general tso chicken but want to opt out of that breaded and deep fried chicken. Salmon is a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3-fatty acids! It seriously takes under 30 minutes to make and is great for leftovers as well!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz