How to make 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 (बैंगन),

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.

For more recipes related to Baingan ka Bharta checkout Bharli Vangi , Baingan Bharta , Eggplant Chilli Garlic , Achari Baingan . You can also find more Main Course_Veg recipes like Sweet and Sour Gobhi, Malai Mushroom Curry, Roasted Pumpkin with Quinoa, Andhra Drumstick Curry. Or try out these recipes from Punjabi Cuisine like Tadkewala Soup, Matar Ka Chaat, Lychee Phirni, Chatpata Chicken.

Baingan ka Bharta Recipe Card

Baingan ka Bharta

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Baingan ka Bharta

  • Brinjal 1 large

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped 5 large

  • Tomatoes chopped 3 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 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.

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