Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta (Roasted Eggplant Curry), a spicy curry made with roasted eggplant. My love for Baingan Bharta has developed over the years I have been away from home. From childhood I have never been fond of vegetables, I would only eat a few of them. Eggplant/Brinjal, I have always loved to eat, and slowly learned to cook a variety of Eggplant Recipes. I always roast the eggplant and love the smoky flavor of the dish.

 Ingredients: Baingan Bharta (Roasted Eggplant Curry)
  • 4 Long Asian Eggplants or 1 Medium Sized Eggplant
  • 1 Onion chopped finely
  • 1 Tomato
  • Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Sliced Ginger
  • Cilantro

I like to Roast my Eggplants in the Oven. Make vertical slits on the eggplant and rub them with oil, season with salt. Now place the eggplants on a foil and broil them for about 30 minutes in the oven. Once the eggplant is done, peel off the skin and mash well.

 Heat oil in a pan, add the finely chopped onions and stir fry them. When the onions become tender, add the sliced ginger and the mashed Eggplant. Season salt, Cumin & Coriander powder and cook for about 5 minutes. Garnish with sliced tomatoes and cilantro leaves, serve hot with Naan or Roti (Indian Bread)


  1. Bhaigan curry this seems to be different style never tried this way lovely should try that.

  2. This is absolutley wonderful and rich with great color and flavor

  3. Slurp, such a drool worthy and tempting bhaigan bharta,inviting..

  4. I absolutely love this dish, but you know I so prefer to put it straight on the fire and burn it. But out here we have heat coil, so i have to always use my oven to bake it .. but the burnt one is my fav!! Begun Pora (That's what we call in Benagli)

  5. Such a wonderful roasted eggplant with all the spices. So rich and flavorful. I am bookmarking this recipe, to make.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. I make mine differently but i will try roasting eggplants next time. That shoud add a unique flavor.
    Btw, i just saw your ginger tea posting and i am a big tea lover and can't wait to try it :)

  7. Wonderful recipes :)
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  8. I too roast my eggplant on the stovetop. I will try roasting it in the oven, it seems simpler. Thanks for sharing!

  9. First time in your blog.. u have a Fabulous space.. Baingan bharta looks absolutely delicious..
    Sunanda's Kitchen

  10. It should taste nice.. :) I still havent learned to cook eggplant :)

  11. Your recipes look so tasty. Thank you!!

  12. This is a dish I would love to make! I have so much to learn when it comes to Indian cooking!! Thanks, you a have a lovely blog!


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