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Baingan Bharta

Saumya2k1's picture
This is a really easy and tasty Indian dish (dry curry) that is sure to stir up your taste buds. Delicious baingan bharta is ready to eat with pita bread, Indian naan, or rice. This is one of my favourite recipe.
  Brinjal 1 Large
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Large
  Ginger 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Green chillies 1 Teaspoon
  Tomatoes 1 Large, chopped
  Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

Wash and wipe the brinjal. Roast it over direct flame for a few minutes, turning it often so
that it cooks evenly. Roast till the brinjal shrinks, blackens and starts peeling off.
Cool,peel and mash the brinjal. Heat the oil in a pan.
Add the asafoetida and cummin seeds and saute till the seeds are light brown in colour.
Add 1/2 the chopped onion, ginger, garlic and green chillies.
Saute on a low flame for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
Add the chopped tomato, mashed brinjal, chilli powder,turmeric powder and salt.
Cook covered on a low flame for about 5 minutes.Mash the brinjal thoroughly with the
back of a ladle and add the remaining onion. Cook uncovered on a high flame for 2
minutes, stirring continuously.
Add the garam masala and mix well. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and green

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Dry Curry
Vegan, Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Spicy Roasted Eggplant With Tomatoes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 150 Calories from Fat 74

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g13%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 138 mg5.8%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.2%

Dietary Fiber 6.5 g26.1%

Sugars 7.5 g

Protein 3 g6.1%

Vitamin A 16.3% Vitamin C 31.1%

Calcium 5.4% Iron 8.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Snigdha's picture
Traditionally the Baingan (Egg plant) was roasted over Charcoal or ashes of burnt wood for a long time. These days people do it directly over flame on the stove, grill it or some even bake it. But exposing the Egg plant directly to fire works best to get its optimum flavor. For those who use an electric stove, the grill or oven should be fine. I haven't tried rolling the eggplant directly on the coil of the electric stove though. Wonder if it works just as good!
RS's picture
Yes, Snigdha, roasting the eggplant directly on electric stove also creates nice, smoky flavour. I prefer it over baking in oven as it tastes much better. I live in Poland and I don't have a flame stove at home, I tried baking the eggplant in oven and after a few times thought of roasting it directly over electric stove and it tastes much, much better. Trust me! :)
LIZA SUSAN's picture
Iam waiting to get a receipe of this, anyhow let me try and advis you
Baingan Bharta Recipe, Spicy Roasted Eggplant With Tomatoes