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Aubergine Mash 2 - With Garlic

Baingan Bhurta - 2

Sunita Gupta

This is a simple but delicious dish, strong in garlic flavour. Serve it as part of an Indian meal or as a dip with pitta bread slices or Nan pieces. Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 large aubergines

  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled and mashed/grated

  • 1/2 bunch coriander leaves, washed and finely chopped

  • 2 green chillies (to taste), finely chopped

  • Salt to taste

  • 2 tsp. olive or mustard oil

  • Optional: A dash of lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Make 4 random slits in each aubergine and insert cloves of garlic. Slits also stop aubergines from bursting during oven cooking!

  2. Grease with oil and roast on a roasting plate on gas fire or in the centre of a very hot oven, until very soft to touch.

  3. Take out, cool (you can do this under a cold tap if you are in a hurry).

  4. Peel aubergines and mash pulp using your hand. Do not puree in a blender. That makes it too smooth.

  5. Add all ingredients except oil and mix.

  6. Place in the serving dish and spoon over 1 tsp. oil.

  7. Serve hot with Chapatties.

  8. It can be served as a starter, with small pieces of Nan or Pitta bread.

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