Sep 17, 2014

Baingan Bharta Recipe / Baingan ka Bharta Recipe

I have been thinking of making this dish for quite a while. Whenever i go to supermarkets i buy a eggplant to make this, but i end up making this brinjal fry or this simple brinjal roast. Last week i bought this eggplant and immediately got into action and made it, i loved it so much and it turned out brilliant..

This dish is similar to baba ganoush, will share that recipe soon. You can serve it with roti or rice. You can even serve it as dip for chips or anything. Give this a try and let me know how it turn out..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Eggplant - 1 large
Oil - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chilli - 2 chopped finely
Tomatoes - 2 large or 3 medium size chopped finely
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped
Lemon Juice a squeeze to taste


Show the brinjal to open flame and toast it constantly turning it, the skin will get charred and cooked completely. Once it is cooked completely, remove it to a plate and let it cool completely. Peel the skin off and chop the brinjal into very small pieces.

Now heat oil in a kadai. Add in cumin seeds and let it splatter.

Add in onions and green chillies and saute till golden. Add salt if needed.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in tomatoes and cook till it turns mushy.

Add in all spice powders and saute for a min.

Add in the cooked mashed brinjal and toss well.Cook this on low heat for 5 to 7 mins.

Add in coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well.


Take a big and fresh brinjal or eggplant

Now lets roast them

Roast them well..You have to keep on turning them

My brinjal tooked me around 7 to 8 mins to roast

Look how charred it looks

Peel them carefully

Once they are peeled

Chop them well

Take your other ingredients

Crackle some cumin seeds in oil

Add in onions and chillies

Add in some ginger garlic paste

saute them till they turn light golden

Sprinkle some salt

Add in some chopped tomatoes

cook till it turns mushy

Add in all spice powders

Cook till oil separates

Add in cooked brinjal

Mix well and cook on a low heat for 5 to 8 mins

Now it is all done

You can squeeze some lemon juice and
top some coriander leaves



  1. Wow... Wat a dish... Beautifully presented... Should we add ginger garlic paste or just grated ginger.. SUMI

  2. Hi,
    Looks delicious!! I m gonna try this tonight & thanks for sharing the receipe.

  3. Hi nice recipe.I always like ur pictorial.U said that u'd be posting all the menu u did for ur daughter's birthday.we r waiting for the birthday post!

  4. Delicious! I love anything with brinjal

  5. Delicious eggplant dish. Catherine xo

  6. Can i make the same receipe adding a full eggplant with skin cut in small peaces. Thank u mam.

  7. @AnonymousThat is not the authentic will not taste same. because the charred taste is what matters

  8. hiiii aarti cn v add some fresh cream

  9. I make small prick with a fruit knife , and add garlic pods in each of them , and then roast , it tastes much better and also I add lime after I remove from the stove .

  10. Is one brinjal enough? Don't we get more tomato taste than brinjal? Are we roasting the brinjal just to remove the skin or to cook the brinjal completely?

  11. @Anonymousyes it is enough. it is a big one. And you have to cook the brinjal completely.

  12. I came across your blog while looking for some Indian food recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes :)

  13. Can we use our ordinary egg plant forr ths,i mean tht small one.

  14. @Anonymousyes u can use, but big ones are good.

  15. Aarthi,
    Can I use green bringal?

  16. @Sonia Davidno this is the variety used in this dish


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