How to make Baingan ka Bharta - Charred mashed brinjals sautéed with onions, tomatoes and chilli.

This recipe is from the book Cooking with Love.

Main Ingredients : Brinjal (बैंगन),

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Baingan ka Bharta

Quick to prepare and delicious to eat a baingan ka bharta is a must on every Punjabi menu. Different versions of this popular bharta are made in several states across the country. Large brinjals charred over an open flame are mashed and sautéed along with onions, tomatoes and red chilli powder, garnished with coriander. A perfect dish to go along with hot rotis or paranthas.

For more recipes related to Baingan ka Bharta checkout Bharli Vangi, Eggplant Chilli Garlic, Achari Baingan, Baingan Bharta . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Mexican Corn Pie, Vattal Kozhambu, Papad Ki Sabzi , Paneer Capsicum nu Shaak.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Baingan ka Bharta Recipe

  • 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.