Wednesday, 17 May 2017

How to make Punjabi Baingan Bharta

Recipe of Punjabi Baingan Bharta | Eggplant vegetable

Punjabi Baingan Bharta is a traditional punjabi flavorful vegetable which is prepared by roasting the baingan/eggplant on flame and simmered in onion & tomato based gravy in flavorful Indian spices which tastes wonderful with Indian flatbread. Baingan Bharta is simple yet flavorful. It is a perfect accompaniment for roti and naan.

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The best part about Baingan Bharta is that the smoky aroma and flavor of baingan comes out nicely in this recipe. You can also roast the baingan in oven or in tandoor.

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Lets start with the recipe :

Recipe Type : Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine : Indian

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
20 minutes10 minutes30 minutes Serves 3

Ingredients :
  • 2 large eggplants
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 finely chopped big onion
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 4 finely chopped cloves of garlic
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 4 tomatoes grounded/grated 
  • Pinch of asafoetida (Hing)
  • Pinch of red chilly
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Oil
Preparation of Baingan Bharta  :
  • Wash and pat dry the Baingan/eggplant.
  • Roast Baingan/eggplant on medium flame or in oven
  • You can turn and roast it from all the sides till you can smell the smoky flavor of roasted baingan.
  • Roast it till it is evenly roasted from all the sides and let it cool down
  • When it cools down peel the skin of the roasted baingan
  • Take out the seeds from inside and wash the cooked eggplant
  • Keep the cooked eggplant in a bowl and mash it with a hand or with a masher
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add cumin seeds in it
  • Add hing in it till it splutter
  • Add onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies in it
  • Saute till onion turns light brown
  • Add crushed tomatoes in it
  • Let it cook on medium flame for few minutes 
  • Add salt, red chilly, turmeric, garam masala and coriander powder in it
  • Cook on low flame until it is cooked and dried
  • Saute the tomatoes till the oil starts separating from the mixture
  • Add mashed cooked baingan and cook it on low flame
  • Keep mashing it with a spatula or masher until the onion tomato tadka is mixed properly with baingan. 
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Indian flatbread.


  1. This dish has so much flavor! And I love that color. Really good stuff -- thanks.

  2. Good to be paired with any Indian flatbread

  3. A very flavoursome and delicious eggplant dip!

  4. Bharta looks just tempting to be had with anything like roti or naan.

  5. Yum....looks delicious. From some of the ingredients, i can imagine the aroma in your kitchen . Must have been heavenly

  6. Ritu,this looks so good!! Punjabi food is delicious!

  7. That's such a pretty dish, dear! xoxo


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