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Baigan Bharta: Famous Recepie

Baingan Bharta is mashed eggplant cooked with spiced tomato very flavorful dish. Traditionally bharta is made with charcoal roasted eggplant but I have adopted it to the modern kitchen. This is a very popular dish in Punjab usually served with roti.

Ingredients :

1 Eggplant, freshly baked or broiled
2 green chilies, finely chopped
3 green onions (spring onions with greens)
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp haldi
1 tsp garam masala
1" piece ginger, minced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp cilantro leaves, finely chopped
salt to taste

Preparation of baigan ka bharta :
  • Brush baigan (eggplant) with oil and roast it on a gas burner over medium heat.
  • Frequently turn the eggplant upside down, until fully roasted.
  • Once done, hold it under cold running water or in a bowl full of water. Cool it and peel off the blackened skin.
  • Mash the flesh.
  • Heat oil in a pan / kadhai . Add green chilli and onion and fry over medium heat until light golden brown.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and stir. Add tomatoes and cook until tender.
  • Add green peas and mashed baigan (eggplant). Stir well. Fry the baigan bhartha for 5-7 minutes over medium heat.
  • Garnish the baigan bharta with green coriander leaves and serve hot.


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