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Baingan Ka Bharta

Nandita Shyam
30 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Baingan Ka Bharta RECIPE

This Punjabi dish makes a great accompaniment to both rice and rotis. Yes, the roasting of the egg plants is a little time consuming and messy but then this is a scrumptious dish worth every bit of all the time and mess it can create.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Punjabi
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Aubergines - 2 medium sized (approximately 700-800 gms)
  2. Oil - 1/2 tsp for greasing
  3. Ghee - 1 tbsp
  4. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  5. Onion - 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  6. Ginger - Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  7. Green chili - 1, finely chopped
  8. Fresh or frozen peas- 1/4 cup (optional)
  9. Tomatoes - 2 medium, finely chopped
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  12. Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  13. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  14. Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  15. Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  16. Garam masala- 1/2tspn
  17. Coriander leaves to garnish- 1tbsp


  1. Smear some oil on the aubergines and roast it on an open flame till they turn completely black and are cooked through.
  2. Once roasted, take off the heat and set aside to cool. Peel the skin once they are cool. Cut the stem and mash the cooked aubergine thoroughly and keep aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan and add the cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add the chopped onion, green chili and fry for a min.
  4. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell is subsided.
  5. Stir in the peas and the chopped tomatoes and fry for a few seconds. Add the turmeric, salt, red chili powder, sugar, coriander-cumin powder and fry for a minute more and cook cover for 2-3minutes or till the oil separates.
  6. Add the mashed aubergines and Garam masala and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or rotis.

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priya waheed
priya waheed   Oct-07-2016

Snehal Singh
Snehal Singh   Sep-18-2016

mouth watering

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