Baingan Bharta Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Punjabi
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Serves: 3
Baingan bharta - Easy to cook recipe of baingan ka bharta a Roasted aubergine cooked in onion & tomato gravy with Indian spices.
  • Aubergine (baingan): 2 pieces, large
  • Onion:1 1/2 cups, finely chopped
  • Tomato:2 cups, finely chopped
  • Ginger:1 tbsp, paste or finely chopped
  • Garlic:1 tbsp, paste or finely chopped
  • Oil :2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds:1 tsp, optional
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder: 1 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder:1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala: 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves: 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Salt: 2 tsp or to taste
To roast the baingan
  1. Wash the Aubergine (baingan / eggplant) thoroughly in water and wipe them with kitchen towel or paper.
  2. Using a knife prick the baingan on all the sides. Apply some oil on baingan and keep them on open flame for roasting.
  3. Roast the baingan on open flame of all the sides for 2 to 3 minutes until they are nicely cooked.
  4. Once the baingan is roasted it will give nice smoky aroma. Remove the baingan from flame and put it in a bowl fill with water to cool.
  5. Once cooled, peel off the skin and remove the stem part of roasted baingan. Chop the roasted baingan into small pieces using a knife.
To make the baingan bharta
  1. Heat oil in a thick bottom non-stick pan and add asafoetida (hing), cumin seeds & mustard seeds (optional) and let them splutter.
  2. Add finely chopped onion, ginger and garlic and saute it till the onion is nicely cooked.
  3. Add tomatoes and let them get cooked until they are soft. Also add salt to taste.
  4. Now add spices: red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and saute for 2 minutes till the spices blends into onion and tomato gravy.
  5. The onion tomato gravy is ready. Add roasted baingan and mix it well and let the baingan bharta gets cooked on slow flame for another 3 minutes.
  6. Garnish the baingan bhartha with some freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  7. The delicious baingan bharta is ready to serve. Serve hot with chappati, phulkas or roti and butter milk (chaas/taak). Baingan bharta also goes well with plain rice or jeera rice.
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