Baingan Ka Bharta Recipe
Recipe type: Main, Side, Vegetarian
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Baingan Ka Bharta recipe is a popular dish across India. These are roasted, mashed aubergines mixed with Indian herbs and spices.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 250 gms Or big sized fresh aubergine / eggplant/ baingan
  • 2 tbsp oil/ butter/ ghee
  • 1 big sized onion chopped julienne Or finely chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • 1 medium sized tomato finely chopped
  • 1 Or 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • ½ t/s asofoetida (hing)
  • 2 tbsp fennel seed powder
  • 1 t/s turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed powder
  • 1 tbsp chat masala
  • 1 t/s kashmiri red chili powder Or red paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander seed powder (dhaniya)
  • few coriander leaves
  • black salt Or salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. Place the baingan Or aubergines on the gas cob. Keep on slow Or medium fire. Keep rotating the position of baingan from all sides.
  2. Roast them until the skin gets charred and the flesh gets tender. Ensure the pulp from all sides gets roasted. Allow to cool.
  3. Now remove the skin gently. It should come out easily.
  4. Mash the baingan with a spoon Or chop them into fine pieces.
  5. Take a pan add oil/ ghee/ butter to the pan. Place on low fire. Add cumin seeds once they crackle add ginger-garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell of ginger-garlic disappears. Add asofoetida.
  6. Add chopped onion, chilies and sugar. Saute until onion becomes transparent.
  7. Now add tomatoes and saute until the moisture dries out. Add turmeric, red chili powder, coriander seed powder. Also put some coriander leaves.
  8. It's time to add mashed aubergines. Saute for 2 to 3 mins. Add cumin seed powder, fennel seed powder, chat masala.
  9. Cook for 2 mins more. Lastly add salt for seasoning. Check if more spices required.
  10. Your Baingan Ka Bharta is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rotis, naan Or rice.
1. Be careful while roasting aubergines. Take help of tongs Or you might burn your finger.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 to 4 people
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at