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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Baingan Ka Bharta - Roasted Eggplant Dip

This is one of the comfort foods for me, Baingan Ka Bharta . It is traditionally a charcoal-smoked
brinjal/eggplant delicacy cooked with onions and tomatoes. You could even roast the eggplants on a stove top , oven or a gas grill. The preferred way would be the charcoal grill or tandoor where you could get the charcoal flavor.

Ingredients :
  • 2 large Eggplants/Baingan (approximately 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups tomatoes finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger finely chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • Freshly chopped Cilantro
Preparation :
  • Roast the eggplants until the skin starts peeling off. (Baste/Brush them with a little oil before roasting).Allow it to cool.

  • Remove the skin and stem.

  • Chop and mash the roasted eggplants. Also finely chop the onion,tomatoes, garlic,ginger and green chillies.

  • Heat oil and add cumin seeds. When they crackle, add onion and garlic and saute till golden brown. Add ginger and green chillies. Fry for a minute. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder,red chilli powder and salt. Fry till the oil leaves the sides.

  • Add the mashed eggplant and mix well. Fry for about 2 -3 minutes. Let it cook for another 4-5 minutes on slow flame.
  • Baingan Ka Bharta is ready to be served. Garnish with freshly chopped Cilantro. Serve with hot butter Naan.
  • This recipe serves 4.


  1. Looks yummy , and I love it always.. my fav one ... I am hungry now , wish to have that platter hope you dont mind.

  2. Hi

    First time here... you have a nice blog with great recipes and lovely photos.....esp. baigan bharta is looking so yummy.

  3. Yummy..Looks so delicious..nicely clicked..

  4. This is a new recipe for me..Looks Wow!!! Such a simple yet delicious dip..

  5. I prepare this in the same way for roti .I just love this.I love just anything with brinjals

  6. Nice clicks and presentation dear...Looks yummy and creamy...

  7. Very nice presentation, dear!....curry looks so yummy and creamy!

  8. Wow, lovely Baingan bhartha. A favourite in my family. Pic is too good.


  9. Wow!! This is my favourite and brinjal has a good aroma when roasted in direct fire, is it not?

  10. a fantastic comfort dish I love too!! loved the illustrated pictures, and thanks for the idea "hot butter naan " Mmmm, must be excellent!!

  11. Such a beautiful baingan bhartha..tempting clicks..

  12. Looks so tempting and I love baingan ka bharta... I wish I could have this right now:)

  13. Dolly, more than the Bharta which I am very fond of, I was looking at ur rotis, did u make them in tandoor by any chance..they look too good.
    If u like methi i have posted another version of bharta which u might like to try..

  14. Baingan ka bhartha looks delish,one of my fav curries with brinjal...

  15. One of the few dishes my husband will have of baingan.. I love it too.. Your pictures and writing and recipe are all top of the order.

  16. My favourite one...Looks yummy dolly.Pls collect ur awards from my blog.

  17. yummy yummy!! eggplant ..one of my favorites !!

  18. wow this bharta luks very tempting...nice recipe

  19. Baingan ka bhartha is my all time fav..Yummy! I do something similar too. Though, I must admit,I haven't made it for a while now dolly, you've just given me the inspiration :-)