Baingan Ka Bharta

Baingan Ka Bharta – बैंगन का भरता is a messed egg plant dish sauté in an Indian spices and tomato, onion mix. Basically this dish is made by roasting a baingan (brinjal) over a direct flame and then peel of the burned skin and meshes remaining baingan and cooks this meshed roasted baingan in tomato, onion and spices mix.

This is another very famous north Indian dish, try out and share you experience here.

Yields 1

Serves 4


Baingan Ka Bharta

15 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • Eggplants (बैंगन)  -  2 large
  • Cumin (जीरा) seeds  -  ½ tsp.
  • Red chilli (लाल मिर्च) powder  -  1 tsp.
  • Turmeric (हल्दी) powder  -  ½ tsp.
  • Coriander (धनिया) powder  -  1 tsp.
  • Deggi mirch powder  -  ½ tsp.
  • Garam Masala  -  ½ tsp.
  • Fenugreek leaves (कसूरी मेथी)  -  ½ tsp.
  • Tomato (टमाटर)  -  3
  • Onion (प्याज)  -  2
  • Garlic (लहसुन)  -  4 cloves
  • Ginger (अदरक)  -  2 inch
  • Green chilies (हरी मिर्च)  -  1-2
  • Coriander (धनिया) leaves  -  4-5
  • Fresh cream  -  1-2 tbsp.
  • Oil  -  2-3 tsp.
  • Salt to taste.


  1. Put eggplants (बैंगन) on flame of fire to roast. When eggplants (बैंगन) turn black and brown remove skin and mesh them. Keep aside.
  2. Chop tomato (टमाटर), onion (प्याज), garlic (लहसुन), ginger (अदरक), green chilies (हरी मिर्च) & coriander (धनिया) leaves. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and cumin (जीरा) seeds; sauté till cracked.
  4. Add chopped green chilies (हरी मिर्च), garlic (लहसुन), ginger (अदरक) and sauté till row aroma of garlic (लहसुन), ginger (अदरक) goes away.
  5. Add red chilli (लाल मिर्च) powder, turmeric (हल्दी) powder, coriander (धनिया) powder, deggi mirch powder, garam masala, fenugreek leaves (कसूरी मेथी) and salt to taste. Mix well.
  6. Now add onion (प्याज) and sauté for 2-3 minute until translucent.
  7. Now add tomato (टमाटर) and stir till oil separates from sides. Add fresh cream and mix well.
  8. After that add meshed eggplants (बैंगन) and mix well. Cook for 5-10 minute on simmer.
  9. Garnish with slit green chilli and chopped coriander (धनिया) powder. Serve hot.


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