Baingan Bharta/ Bhaingan Ka Bharta / Eggplant Curry/ Mashed Eggplant/ Roasted Eggplant Curry/ Brinjal Curry- Step by step procedure

             Baingan Bhartha is one of the North Indian recipe. Baingan means Eggplant, Bharta means anything that is mashed. Eggplant is grilled over direct fire or charcoal and the dish is infused with smoky flavor. You can also do them in outdoor grill or in oven. Broiling gives a good smoky flavor. Serve this dish with chapathi or Paratha.


            1 Long Eggplant
            1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp of  Chopped Onion
            1 Green Chilly
            2 Tbsp of Tomato Puree
            1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
            1/2 Tsp of Red Chilly Powder
            1 Tsp of Ginger Onion Garlic Paste 
            1/2 Tsp of Cumin Seeds
            1/2 Tsp of Cumin Powder
            Salt to taste 
            2- 3 Tsp of Oil/ ghee
            2 Tbsp of Chopped Cilantro/ Coriander Leaves


      Roasting the Eggplant

     Grease the eggplant with little oil, make slits all over the surface. You can do roasting in 2 ways

      In Stove : One is by placing the eggplant straight on the burner, allowing the skin to get charred and blackened on all sides. Inside will be soft and mushy.

      In Oven : Place it in oven in broil mode - high for 10 -12 mins, until eggplant skin turns charred and imparts smoky flavor. Once it done, remove it from the oven. Discard the skin and now scrap the inner flesh from each half, scraping right down to the charred skin and mash it and keep this aside.By seeing below pics, you can understand " how to remove inner flush from eggplant".

     Cooking the Bharta

   Health Benefits of Eggplant

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