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Eggplant Bhartha

What you need: 

1 large eggplant
1 large onion
2 large mushrooms
1 cup of peas
5 canned red chilies, minced
2 garlic cloves, grated or crushed
2 teaspoons of chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garam masala
pepper, to taste
coriander, to garnish

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke holes in eggplant using sharp knife or fork and put in oven on baking sheet to roast (usually takes about a half an hour). It is fully cooked when the eggplant's skin is dark and shriveled and its losing some juice.
2.Remove eggplant from oven and peel skin off, then mash flesh into a pulp and set aside.
3. Chop onions, mushrooms, and chilis and then place into a hot frying pan with peas and a pit of water or oil to cook.
4. Combine lemon juice, grated/crushed garlic cloves, chili sauce, and spices into a sauce and pour over veggies.
5. Fry until veggies reduce, then add eggplant and a splash of water and continue to cook until all mixed and has coarse-textured puree texture.
6. Remove from heat, garnish with coriander, and serve over rice or with naan. - mmmmm yummm!

Preparation Time: 
about 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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This was super tasty! I loved it. I added chopped carrots to the mix, and a little less onion. My husband and I loved it! :) :) :) thanks for the recipe! ;)b


i've made this twice now. the first time i thought it had too much onion relative to eggplant, so the second time i added less than half an onion and that worked a lot better for my taste.  i leave the peel on my eggplant, so the dish doesn't get as mushy a consistency overall, but it's still really good this way. 


;)b  this is a good recipe, but I made a few modifications. 

I cooked the onions first, alone, until they were nice and brown.  I also cut up a whole package of mushrooms.  The ingredients didn't mention how much lemon juice, so I added about 2 tablespoons. 

however, this ended up being a little too spicy according to the amount mentioned.  Usually, I like spice, but this overpowered the other tastes.  I will cut down next time. 

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