Baingan Ka Bharta

Well!!! Who likes baingan???? Not me!!! :)))

I never liked baingan but this is the first dish I tried, and liked, and decided to give baingan one more chance, and I am glad I did. I am not saying that there are not many other tasty dishes using baingan, but for me this was the one that developed my taste for baingan. :)


Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Serves: 2-3


1 big Baingan / Eggplant
1 onion paste
1 tomato, pureed
1 inch ginger, chopped fine
1 tsp Jeera / cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1 tblsp oil
chopped dhaniya / cilantro, for garnish


  1. Roast eggplant over direct flame, rotating in between to ensure the eggplant gets charred evenly. The skin turns black. This gives it a nice smoky flavor. I broil it on high in an oven for about 20 min, turning once in between to char both sides.
  2. Let it cool a bit and then remove the charred skin. Mash the inside contents well. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and ginger and let it crackle.
  4. Saute onions till transluscent.
  5. Add turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. Fry for another 30 sec.
  6. Add tomatoes and fry well.
  7. Add mashed eggplant and garam masala. Cook for another 5 min mixing well to blend it with the masala.
  8. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with roti.


  • Add Pav Bhaji masala instead of garam masala for a different flavor and this can be eaten as bhaji along with pav.

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