Thursday, December 18, 2014

Baingan Bharta Recipe - How to make Punjabi Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta Recipe
Baingan Bharta Recipe is a north indian style curry made by roasting aubergine on direct flame.It is a simple but exotic curry with the distinct smoky flavour.Traditionally baingan bharta is made by roasting eggplant in a charcoal based tandoor but at home we can use this simple method of roasting it directly on stovetop. This is Punjabi cuisine and is a very famous sidedish for rotis.
Baingan Bharta Recipe

Baingan Bharta Recipe

Preparation Time:15 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Aubergine(Eggplant) - 1
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Tomato - 2 finely chopped
Garlic - 1 tsp finely chopped
Red chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves - 2 tsp finely chopped
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp


  1. Wash the aubergine and remove the stalk part of aubergine.Grease the outer skin with oil and roast it directly on stove top.I used a metal skewer to hold it.Turn over and cook on all sides evenly.Make sure you cook in low medium flame so that it gets cooked inside also.It took me just 5-8mins to roast completely.
    How to make baingan bharta - Step1
  2. When its cooked fully the inside, it will turn mushy and you can feel it easily.Now switch off and cool down.Remove the outer skin carefully, you can just peel it of easily.Now mash it well with a fork until nicely mashed up.Set aside.
    How to make baingan bharta - Step2
  3. Heat oil in a pan - add jeera and let it crackle.Add garlic and green chillies saute for a minute then add onions and saute till slightly golden then add tomato.
    How to make baingan bharta - Step3
  4. Add red chilli powder,garam masala powder and required salt.Saute till tomatoes turn mushy and raw smell leaves.
    How to make baingan bharta - Step4
  5. Add mashed aubergine.Mix well and cook for 3-5mins in low medium flame.Garnish with coriander leaves.
    How to make baingan bharta - Step5
Serve hot with roti / rice or any pulao of your choice.
Baingan Bharta Recipe

My Notes:

  • Make sure to cook aubergine in low medium flame else it will be charred outside with the inside left uncooked.
  • Add mashed aubergine only after raw smell of tomato leaves and leave the curry to boil in low flame for atleast 5-7mins.
  • You can also add coriander powder.
Baingan Bharta Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I've always shied away from Baingan Bharta because I thought it was too complicated to prepare. You make it sound so simple. I must try it out sometime.
    Do check out my recipes too and let me know what you think.

  2. Too tempted to try it at once seeing your clicks. bharta looks too good with that roti and salad!

  3. Delicious and mouth watering try it soon give the onion and tomotto in grams

  4. i heard chicken bharta but this is fabulous recipes its latest recipes...As im Muslim but i like most veg dish finally i got best dish for me..Thanks Mam.Sir...
    Veg Rool

  5. just made this and it was a hit. thanks a million


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