Baingan Bharta Recipe

Savory Delight

Baingan Bharta, rooted in Indian cuisine, traces back centuries. Roasted eggplant mashed with spices and herbs, a savory delight cherished for its rich flavors and cultural significance.

Baingan Bharta Recipe

  • Baingan Bharta, a classic Indian dish, is a delightful and flavourful creation that celebrates the rich taste of roasted eggplant. This dish holds a special place in Indian cuisine, known for its aromatic spices and mouth-watering textures. Whether you're an experienced cook or just beginning your culinary journey, this Baingan Bharta recipe for two will help you create a satisfying meal that's perfect for sharing with a loved one.
Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 2 Calories: 117 Kcal Best Season: Winter



  1. Roasting the Eggplant:
    • Begin by washing the eggplant thoroughly and patting it dry.
    • Using a fork or knife, pierce the eggplant in several places. This will allow steam to escape during the roasting process.
    • You can roast the eggplant using an open flame on a gas stove, under a broiler, or in an oven.
    • If using a gas stove, place the eggplant directly over the flame, turning it occasionally until the skin is charred and the eggplant becomes soft on the inside.
    • If using an oven, preheat it to 400°F (200°C), place the eggplant on a baking sheet, and roast for about 30-40 minutes until the skin is charred and the eggplant is tender.
    • Once roasted, let the eggplant cool for a few minutes, then peel off the charred skin. Mash the roasted eggplant with a fork or potato masher and set it aside.
  2. Cooking the Bharta:
    • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
    • Add minced garlic and chopped green chili. Sauté for a minute until the garlic is fragrant.
    • Add the finely chopped onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
  3. Adding Spices:
    • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, and red chili powder. Mix well and cook for another minute to let the spices infuse into the onions.
  4. Incorporating Tomatoes:
    • Add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and the oil starts to separate from the mixture.
  5. Introducing Roasted Eggplant:
    • Add the mashed roasted eggplant to the tomato and onion mixture. Mix everything together thoroughly.
  6. Final Touches:
    • Season with salt and garam masala. Adjust the spices according to your taste preferences.
    • Cook the mixture for another 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  7. Garnish and Serve:
    • Sprinkle chopped fresh coriander leaves over the baingan bharta for a burst of color and added freshness.
  8. Conclusion:
    • Indulge in the irresistible aroma and flavours of this Baingan Bharta recipe for two, perfect for sharing a cosy meal with a loved one. The combination of roasted eggplant, aromatic spices, and tangy tomatoes creates a symphony of tastes that will transport your taste buds to the heart of Indian cuisine. Enjoy this traditional dish as a side with naan, roti, or rice, and relish in the culinary journey you've embarked upon in your very own kitchen.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 234 gm

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 117kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.6g9%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Sodium 356mg15%
Potassium 384mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2.5g5%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Baingan Bharta, Eggplant, Indian cuisine, Roasted, Spices, Vegetarian dish, Smoky flavor, Onion-tomato base, Regional recipe, Traditional preparation, Side dish, North Indian, Punjab, Roti or rice accompaniment, Flavorful, Mashed eggplant, Earthy aroma, Vegan option.

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