Baingan ka Bharta Recipe - Baingan ka Bharta is an integral part of a traditional Punjabi Menu.

This recipe is from the book Cooking with Love.

Main Ingredients : Brinjal,

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course_Veg

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Baingan ka Bharta

Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Baingan ka Bharta Recipe - How to make Baingan ka Bharta


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Brinjal 1 large

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped5 large

  • Tomatoes chopped3 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped2 tablespoons


Step 1

Roast the brinjal on a medium flame till well cooked and the skin has charred completely.

Step 2

Cool, peel and mash.Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and sauté the onions till light golden brown.

Step 3

Add the tomatoes, salt and chilli powder, and sauté till the masala is cooked and the oil rises to the surface.

Step 4

Add the mashed brinjal and mix well. Lower the heat and cook for four to five minutes.

Step 5

Add the chopped coriander and mix well. Serve hot.