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Baingan Ka Bharta

Rita Arora
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Baingan Ka Bharta RECIPE

Traditional recipe from Punjab.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • North Indian
  • Roasting
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1 eggplant (should be big & fat)
  2. 5 -6 big onions, finely chopped
  3. 2-3 Green Chilies
  4. 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  5. 5 -6 big tomatoes, finely chopped
  6. 1 teaspoons red chili powder
  7. 2 teaspoons dhaniya powder
  8. 2 -3 tablespoons oil
  9. Salt to taste
  10. 1 teaspoon jeera powder
  11. coriander leaves, coarsly chopped (to garnish)
  12. 1 pinch hing (Asafoetida)


  1. Roast the brinjal on a medium flame till well cooked and the skin has charred completely.
  2. Cool, peel and mash.
  3. Put some oil in a pan. When hot, put hing (Asafoetida) and Jeera (cumin seeds) in. After a minute or so, when the cumin seeds begin to turn darker and give off aroma, add the finely chopped onions.
  4. When the onions are light golden brown, add the finely cut green chillies and ginger to it. Heat the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Then add tomatoes and stir until this masala is pulpy and separates from the oil. Add all the masalas and add the eggplant to it. Stir it well and crush the eggplant as much as possible.
  6. Heat and stir it until the eggplant is well blended into the onion and tomato paste mixture.The more you saute it, the more enhanced the flavour becomes.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Parathas or Roti (Indian flat bread).

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Sonal Thakkar
Sonal Thakkar   Aug-22-2016

Maithili Thangkhiew
Maithili Thangkhiew   Jul-11-2016

one of my favourite dishes! lovely

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