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Carbohydrates
66.6g / 65%
Protein
12.5g / 12%
Fats
10.2g / 23%
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Indian Main Course

Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe

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70Min
Medium
Baingan ka Bharta is a popular North Indian dish, made by mashing roasted brinjals and cooking them with simple spices and condiments. The mouthwatering smoky flavour that comes from charring the baingan, is what makes this dish stand out from the rest. A well-smoked Baingan ka Bharta, never fails to add a special touch to our regular everyday meals! Once the bharta is ready, place spoonfuls into pita pockets. Cover them with a freshly made tomato-onion salsa, using MAGGI Hot & Sweet Sauce. Top them with some hung curd or beaten cream and your Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets are ready to delight your kids.

Ingredients

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4 Servings
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This dish was made for 4 here

2  Tablespoons
MAGGI Hot & Sweet Tomato Chilli Sauce
2 
Brinjal
2  Tablespoons
Oil
1 
Onion (Chopped)
1  Inch
Ginger (Crushed)
4  Cloves
Garlic (Chopped)
3 
Tomato (Chopped)
2 
Green Chillies (Chopped)
1  Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder
2  Tablespoons
Coriander Leaves (Chopped)
5 
Pita Bread
5  Tablespoons
Hung Curd

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Nutrition Value

Energy
397.46 kcal
Carbohydrates
66.59 g
Protein
12.54 g
Fats
10.18 g
Information per serving
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Instruction

70 Minutes
Step 1
20 Min
Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list. Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe
Step 2
20 Min
Roast the brinjal on an open flame or grill it till soft inside and burnt outside. Then, wash it under a tap to remove all the burnt skin, remove the leftover skin by hand, peel it properly and mash it well. Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe
Step 3
15 Min
Heat oil in a karahi, fry the chopped onions till golden brown. Add ginger, garlic and fry for 5 minutes. Now add the tomatoes and sauté till soft. Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe
Step 4
5 Min
Add green chillies, red chilli powder and sauté for a minute. Add the mashed brinjal, salt and mix well. Continue to sauté till the mixture is well blended. Add coriander leaves and mix well Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe
Step 5
10 Min
To serve, make a fresh salsa by mixing together the chopped tomato, onion and MAGGI Hot & Sweet Sauce. Slit and open each pita bread and stuff with the Baingan Bharta, top with 1 tbsp. of fresh salsa and 1 tbsp. of hung curd Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe
Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe

Step 1 of 5

Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list.

Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe

Step 2 of 5

Roast the brinjal on an open flame or grill it till soft inside and burnt outside. Then, wash it under a tap to remove all the burnt skin, remove the leftover skin by hand, peel it properly and mash it well.

Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe

Step 3 of 5

Heat oil in a karahi, fry the chopped onions till golden brown. Add ginger, garlic and fry for 5 minutes. Now add the tomatoes and sauté till soft.

Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe

Step 4 of 5

Add green chillies, red chilli powder and sauté for a minute. Add the mashed brinjal, salt and mix well. Continue to sauté till the mixture is well blended. Add coriander leaves and mix well

Baingan Bharta Pita Pockets Recipe

Step 5 of 5

To serve, make a fresh salsa by mixing together the chopped tomato, onion and MAGGI Hot & Sweet Sauce. Slit and open each pita bread and stuff with the Baingan Bharta, top with 1 tbsp. of fresh salsa and 1 tbsp. of hung curd

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