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Keto Baingan Bharta

Delicious Roasted Eggplant

Welcome to another recipe that is part of my ‘Indian food’ series here on HK. We kicked off with a crispy fried okra, followed it up with a Keto dahi rice and today I’m continuing to make the vegetarians happy (I don’t know why though). On the menu today is an incredible roasted eggplant dish that we call ‘Baingan Ka Bhrata’ or just ‘Baingan Bharta’ here in India. Baingan is just the Hindi word for eggplant. What does bharta mean? I’m not sure actually but I think it has something to do with roasting and the way this dish is cooked. In India we was call our vegetable preparations ‘sabzi’ which we generally eat with roti or chapati. Of course I’ve got you covered with my Keto naan recipe and also my Keto tortilla recipe which works great as a roti.  Anyway, enough jibber jabber, enjoy the recipe.

Roast them veggies

I want to stress on how important it is to roast that eggplant on your stove instead of in the oven. There is a smoky flavour you just will not get by roasting it in the oven. Of course if you have a barbecue then nothing like it. Eggplant has become one of my favourite veggies in recent times and it’s that smokiness that I really love. I’ve done quite a few dishes with eggplant, there is my Baba ganoush recipe, my eggplant Involtini and even my famous eggplant parmesan.

 

Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 218
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fiber: 5g

This recipe makes 3 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Baingan Bharta
Keto Baingan Bharta
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A delicious preparation of roasted eggplant
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 10 minutes
Keto Baingan Bharta
Keto Baingan Bharta
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Votes: 2
Rating: 3.5
You:
Rate this recipe!
A delicious preparation of roasted eggplant
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 300 grams Eggplant
  • 50 grams Onion
  • 100 grams Tomato
  • 10 grams garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Tumeric
  • 1/4 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Green Chilly
  • Salt to Taste
  • Cilantro/Coriander For garnish
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Instructions
  1. Start by poking holes in the eggplant skin with a knife and also made a few gashes and stuff with the garlic.
  2. Roast the eggplant over the stove or in the oven for about 10-15minutes. Once done, cover and let it cool. Skin the eggplant once it has cooled and chop it roughly till you have a mashed eggplant.
  3. Heat the ghee in a saucepan and fry the onions. Season with some salt.
  4. Once the onions have browned slightly add in a chopped green chilly and the tomato
  5. Add in your tumeric and chill powder and cook for about 5 minutes till the tomatoes break down. (Add water if needed, but only a little)
  6. Add in the eggplant, season with salt and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Garnish with coriander and a full tablespoon of butter and serve with a Keto roti/naan

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Rebekah
    June 26, 2018 at 12:06 am

    I’m so making this – but adding way more protein to it, because I’m not about that low protein life.

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      Sahil Makhija
      June 26, 2018 at 2:28 am

      haha actually just eat this with some Tandoori Chicken and you’ll be good.

  • Reply
    Shay
    June 27, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I love eggplant so I’ll definitely be making this. Can I put it in a microwave instead roasting in the oven

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      Sahil Makhija
      June 27, 2018 at 11:07 am

      In that case you might as well cook it low and slow on the stove top.

  • Reply
    kpazdetodo
    June 29, 2018 at 9:43 am

    What a great dish! Fairly simple to make and a real crowd pleaser. I served it and your paka paneer for lunch with cauliflower rice and keto garlic naan–MAN! Blew my guests away! These have been my first attempts at Indian cuisine at home and I couldn’t be happier with the results, especially since the nearest Indian restaurant is a good 30 miles away! Thank you so much for the recipes and your excellent videos.

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