Instant Pot Baingan Bharta Eggplant Dip

Make a traditional Baingan Bharta or Eggplant Bharta easily in your Instant Pot. Follow this technique to get a wonderful smoky flavor without spending time to roast and char the eggplant.

What You'll Need

– Eggplant – Vegetable Oil – Garlic – Onion – Turmeric – Cayenne Pepper – Kosher Salt – Tomatoes – Water – Liquid Smoke – Cilantro

How To Make  Instant Pot Baingan Bharta Eggplant Dip

1. Heat Instant Pot pot and put in oil. 2. Once the oil is hot, put in one layer of eggplant slices. Once these slices char, they will shrink a bit and you can put in some more eggplant slices.  3. Once the eggplant is charred and somewhat soft, add in onions, garlic, turmeric, salt and let these spices roast in the oil for a bit as you mix everything together.

How To Make  Instant Pot Baingan Bharta Eggplant Dip

4. Add in the tomato and scrape up every last bit of the brown bits from the bottom. 5. Add in the water, and close the pot immediately before you lose any liquid through evaporation. 6. Cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes, and release steam immediately. 7. Open the pot and turn on to Sauté to get rid of some of the water if needed. It will thicken as it cools.

How To Make  Instant Pot Baingan Bharta Eggplant Dip

8. Add the liquid smoke and stir well, garnish with cilantro and serve with naan. 9. If you have kids that are not fond of eggplant or spicy food, I'd suggest mixing in a little greek yogurt or sour cream to soften the taste, and trying it that way.

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