Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta is a delicious vegetarian dish that pairs well with Indian bread or rice. Enjoy the smoky and flavorful taste of this classic Indian recipe! Here's a recipe for Baingan Bharta, a flavorful Indian dish made with roasted eggplant:


  • 1 large eggplant (baingan)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (optional, adjust to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F). Pierce the eggplant with a fork in a few places. Place the eggplant on a baking sheet and roast it in the oven for about 30-40 minutes or until the skin is charred and the flesh becomes soft.
  2. Remove the eggplant from the oven and let it cool. Once cooled, peel off the charred skin and discard it. Mash the roasted eggplant flesh using a fork or chop it finely.
  3. Heat oil in a pan or skillet over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  4. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  5. Add the ginger-garlic paste and green chilies to the pan. Sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy.
  7. Stir in the turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder (if using), and salt. Mix well.
  8. Add the mashed or chopped roasted eggplant to the pan. Mix everything together, ensuring the spices coat the eggplant evenly.
  9. Cook the mixture for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, allowing the flavors to blend well.
  10. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro leaves.
  11. Serve Baingan Bharta hot with roti, naan, or rice. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the bharta before eating for an extra tangy flavor.

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