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Baigan ka bharta recipe

Baingan bharta is a roasted brinjal dish that tastes delicious and can have with roti, paratha, rice etc.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North Indian
Servings: 3 People


  • 2 medium size Brinjal Baigan approx 500 grams
  • 8-10 cloves garlic lehsun
  • 1 tablespoon Sarso oil
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • few pinch of asafoetida hing
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds jeera
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 big onion finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder haldi
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chillies powder lal mirch powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder dhaniya powder
  • 3 medium size tomatoes
  • fresh coriander


Roasting Brinjal

  • Wash the brinjal in water and dry it with a cloth or kitchen napkin.
  • Make 4 slits on equal distance.
  • Add a pinch of hing in the slits with the knife. You can also add garlic to the slits. I do not eat garlic that's why I did not put garlic in this recipe.
  • Grease the brinjal with the sarso oil with the hands. Prepare both of the brinjals in the same way.
  • Turn on the gas and lower the flame.
  • Put the brinjal on the gas flames and roast it for 10-12 minutes. Turn it once it is roast from one side.
  • For checking it is completely roast or not, insert a knife in it. If it is easily going inside that means it is roast completely.
  • Turn off the gas and remove the skin of the brinjal. It will come out easily because we applied sarso oil on it. Do not let it cool before removing the skin from it otherwise, it will not come out.
  • Cut the head of the brinjal.
  • Mash the roasted brinjal with the spatula or with a spoon.

Cooking Baingan ka bharta

  • Heat the pan and add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil to it.
  • Now add a pinch of hing (asafoetida) and ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • Once cumin seeds are roasted then add chopped green chillies and chopped ginger. And saute it.
  • Now add 2 big finely chopped onions and saute them.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder , 2 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder) and mix it well. And cook it properly.
  • Sprinkle few drops of water if the spices are sticking to the pan.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes to it. And mix it well
  • Add 1.5 teaspoon of salt and mix it well.
  • Cover the pan with lid and cook it for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  • Now tomatoes adn spices are cooked.
  • Add mashed baingan in it and mix it well.
  • Add chopped corianderr and mix it well.
  • Baigan bharta is ready to serve.


Do not put brinjal in the water after roasting.