Baingan Bharta

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A smoky eggplant dish popular across India and served as a side dish with rice and roti.

Baingan Bharta is a popular Punjabi dish where baingan (eggplant / brinjal) is roasted, mashed and cooked with tomatoes, onion, ginger, garlic and spices.

The main highlight of this dish is the smoky flavour of the brinjal. In most Indian households, brinjal is roasted over a gas flame or stovetop until the skin is nicely charred.


Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta

It is a great dish to have on it own or as a side dish with rice, roti, poori or paratha.

Baingan Bharta
5 from 3 votes

Baingan Bharta

A smoky eggplant dish popular across India and served as a side dish with rice and roti.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, Punjabi
Keyword: brinjal, roasted eggplant


  • 1 Brinjal (Eggplant) large
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1 Onion peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves peeled, minced
  • 1/2 inch Ginger peeled, grated
  • 1 Green Chilli minced
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powde
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 cup Peas cooked
  • 2 Tomatoes peeled, chopped
  • handful Coriander Leaves
  • as per taste Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Prick the eggplant with a fork in a couple of places and place it on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until the eggplant is tender and skin begins to char.
  • Remove and cool.
  • Carefully peel and discard the skin.
  • Chop the pulp and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium flame.
  • Saute the chopped onions and minced garlic for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the ginger, green chillies and cook for a minute more.
  • Saute until the onions are golden.
  • Now add the cumin powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, salt, peas and tomatoes.
  • Mix well and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the brinjal and coriander leaves.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve.


If you do not have an oven, you can roast the eggplant over a gas flame until the skin is charred nicely.


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Dinesh Singh July 19, 2021 - 1:01 pm

New style making bharta(fried)
Lajawab test.very nice

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Reshma February 9, 2010 - 11:31 am

It tastes great. Lajavab!

5 from 3 votes (3 ratings without comment)

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