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Baingan Bharta  Recipe

A North Indian speciality of roasted brinjals, skinned and made into a simple but exotic preparation

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Preparation Time : 21-25 minutes

Cooking time : 21-25 minutes

Servings : 4

Baingan Bharta

Main Ingredients



Uttar Pradesh



Level Of Cooking



  • Brinjals
    1 kilogram
  • Oil
    3 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Onions chopped
    3 medium
  • Ginger
    2 inch piece
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Red chilli powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Tomatoes chopped
    4 large
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    1 1/2 tablespoons


Step 1

Wash, pat dry and prick eggplants. Roast them over open flame or in a tandoor/preheated oven until the skin scorches and starts peeling off and eggplants start to shrink. Let them cool.

Step 2

You can cool them by dipping them in water. Remove skin and mash the pulp completely. Heat oil in a kadai. Add cumin seeds. Cook for half a minute and add onions and sauté until translucent.

Step 3

Add ginger and green chillies and cook for a minute. Add red chilli powder and mashed roasted eggplants. Cook for seven to eight minutes over medium heat, stirring continuously.

Step 4

Add salt to taste. Add tomatoes and cook on medium heat for seven to eight minutes or till oil separates.

Step 5

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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