Til diya Pura Bengena Pitka/Fire roasted eggplant and black sesame mash {Recipe}

Pitika in Assamese means to mash the roasted 11949_10201130668223867_2232195020355844830_nor boiled vegetables/ingredients with hand. It is a signature dish of Assamese cuisine.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 brinjal/eggplant

5-6 sprigs coriander,finely chopped

1-2 green chillies, finely chopped

¼ medium sized onion, chopped

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons coarsely ground toasted black sesame seeds

Mustard oil

Method:

Fire roast brinjal/eggplant for about 45 minutes or till it appears cooked. Peel the skin and discard.

Mash the eggplant with coriander, green chillies, onions, salt and black sesame.

Mix and mash with a generous drizzle of mustard oil.

– Courtesy Smritilekha Das

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