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Baingan Bharta

Bethica Das
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Baingan Bharta RECIPE

It is the most common dish in any Punjabi household. Served with chapatis, few sliced onions and green chilies, it makes for a healthy and a wholesome meal anytime of the day. They are usually served in Dhabas across the country.....Country ....UAE

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Punjabi
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 1 big Eggplant (the ones meant only for bhartas)
  2. 2 onions, chopped
  3. 1" ginger, sliced finely
  4. 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  5. 2 green chilies, chopped
  6. 1-2 tomatoes, chopped
  7. 2 tbsp. oil
  8. 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  9. salt to taste
  10. 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  11. 1 tsp. coriander-cumin powder
  12. 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  13. 1 tsp. coriander leaves


  1. Roast the eggplant, by slicing it into half, but intact and applying a little oil all over. It helps to peel off easily.
  2. This can be done either in the oven or on the gas stove till the skin is charred. Cool and peel off the skin. Mash well and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil and temper with the cumin seeds. Then add the onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies and saute till light brown.
  4. Add the tomatoes and all the dry spices and continue to fry till well blended. Now add the mashed up eggplant and fry for a minute or two.
  5. Serve, garnished with coriander leaves. Best had with tandoori roti or with any Indian bread.

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Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   May-13-2018

Simple yet delicious.

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