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  1. Prick the brinjal and insert 4-5 garlic cloves in it,and apply oil over . Roast the brinjal in medium gas flame , turning occasionally, till it is soft and done. Cool and peel the skin and mash .
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and 1 tsp mustard seeds,once they splitter , add curry leaves and gingergarlic paste. Add onions and saute till browned. Now add tomatoes and saute for 1 min.
  3. Add 2 tsp red chilly powder,turmeric,garam masala,kala masala and mix. Add mashed brinjal and mix. Add namak and cover with lid to cook on a low flame for 3 mins.Now add the crushed peanuts and coriander and mix. transfer in a serving bowl.
  4. For the tempering , heat oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add 4 crushed garlic cloves and saute till brown Add whole chilly and put off the gas and add 1 tsp red chilly powder,stir and immediately pour over the bharta.
  5. Cover to let the garlic favour the brinjal. Goes best with Bajara ka Bhakaris....but rotis are also a good option.

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