How long does Baigan take to cook?

Place over an open flame (or under the broiler in the oven) and roast until the skin is completely charred and the eggplant has collapsed, about 20 minutes.

How do you bake eggplant Choka?

We simply slit the Eggplant or Melongene lengthwise, cut some slits, stuff it with garlic, drizzle with oil, then roast in a 425°F oven for about 30 – 45 minutes until it’s nice and charred.

How do you make Guyanese eggplant Choka?


  1. Wrap eggplant twice in aluminum foil.
  2. Chop heads off of garlic cloves and wrap in foil.
  3. Wrap tomato in foil and roast on the stove top with eggplant or on a separate burner for about 25-30 minutes.
  4. Once the eggplant is done roasting, open foil, slit down the center and remove the insides into a mixing bowl.

How do you make a Baigan roast?

Fire roasting baingan, gives a smoky flavor to the dish….roasting baingan

  1. Rinse the baingan (eggplant) in water.
  2. Keep turning the eggplant after 2 to 3 minutes on the flame, so that its evenly cooked.
  3. Roast the baingan till its completely cooked and tender.
  4. With a knife check the doneness.
  5. Then peel it and chop.

What does Balanjay mean?

10. Noun. Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.

How do you cook baingan in the oven?

Preheat your oven’s broiler on High (550 degrees F/287 C). Roast the eggplants on a sheet pan for about 30 minutes, turning midway. Broiling the eggplant until it’s completely soft on the inside with burnt skin on the outside gives it the distinct, smoky, oomph factor of baingan bharta.

How do you spell Bhaigan?

Etymology. From Hindi बैंगन (baiṅgan, “eggplant”).

What do Jamaicans call eggplant?

balanjay – Caribbean Dictionary. Eggplant. A species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.

Why is Baigan called?

And Western authors have told us that even the word baingan comes from the Persian badinjan. The other ‘English’ name we use for the vegetable, brinjal, is said to come from the Portuguese berinjela. And indeed, fancy people in the West don’t use any of these names. In America, they call it an eggplant.