Monday, May 21, 2012

Baingan bharta

Traditionally in India, they roast eggplant using charcoal or wood for cooking. The roasted eggplant gives nice flavor for the dish. It can be cooked on the top of cooking range too.

This gravy should be cooked in medium flame till the oil separates from the dish.


  • Large eggplant - 2(4.5 cups)
  • Medium onion - 2(finely chopped)
  • Tomatoes - 1.5 cup
  • Ginger - 1 tsp(grated)
  • Garlic -3 (crushed)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
For tempering:

  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
To garnish:
  • Cilantro chopped - 1 tsp
  • Green chilly - 1(finely chopped)


Wash and dry the eggplant and pierce here and there with the help of fork to avoid bursting. Bake or roast the eggplant in oven for 400 deg F for 10 minutes or till it is cooked. Cool them and remove the skin. Mash the eggplants and keep aside.

Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and fry them until they crackle.

Add garlic, onion  and ginger and fry gently on medium heat until they are brown. Stir the mashed eggplant and cook further for 2 minutes.

Then add coriander, red chilly,turmeric,salt,garam masala and tomatoes and cook until all the water has been absorbed. Sprinkle over the garnish before serving.

Serve hot with roti, rice and dal.


Spice up the Curry said...

baingan bharta looks so delicious. nice photos

Srimathi said...

Such color pictures of baingan bharta.

Vinita said...

I love this dish, especially when my mom makes it for me. I tried roasting the eggplant in the oven and love how it turns out. I'd also once added a tomato pesto sauce to it instead of chopped tomatoes, great flavour.

Hema said...

One of my favorite eggplant dishes, nicely done..

DivyaGCP said...

Delicious and inviting dish. Love the clicks.

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Maayeka said...

My favourite brinjal recipe..done perfectly.lovely clicks

S.Menaga said...

Looks very tasty,wish to have with roti!!

Julie said...

Very delicious bharta,yummy!!

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Priya said...

Baingan bharta looks super yummy and delicious..Excellent side dish for rotis.

Avika J Chawla said...

B Bharta looks superb ...m drooling...lovely clicks

Akila said...

Never tried out... Looks awesome dear..... Fantastic clicks

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Delicious bhartha...looks tempting

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Gayathri NG said...

Awesome n delicious bhartha...

Tina said...

Never tried this..Looks delicious.

hemalata said...

Delicious bhartha, looks so yummy

Alida said...

Excellent dish!! And it looks great too X

Anzz said...

We used to have this quite a lot from a dhaba in Bangalore.. Been a long time now, sure brings back memories.

Anne H said...

I love the way you write your blogs! Yummy, yummy! Looks delicious!!!

Shobha said...

Love it with hot rotis.

sojo said...

this is one of my favourites. u have a lovely space... following u

Only Fish Recipes said...

this is my favorite.....absolutely loved the super tempting bharta!!!

Manju said...

I often make baingan bharta at home...these days I bake the baingan and remove the skin and mash it up with the masala , that tastes good too :-)
Pics looks gr8!!


Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

I've never made baingan husband loves eggplant. This would be perfect!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Baigan bharta with hot phulkas is an any time treat. Nice and tasty.

Divya Pramil said...

Seems very delicious :)

Amritha said...

Yum yum yum! Not a good thing to look at when you're hungry!

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