Baingan Bharta recipe | Side dish for roti

Baingan bharta recipe, smoky Roasted eggplant cooked in onion tomato based gravy, a very popular side dish for chapati in Punjabi cuisine , a treat for Eggplant lovers. Baingan Bharta very rarely takes place in my kitchen since my kids don't like brinjal , but thankfully my husband who is not a great lover of brinjals like this bharta. Recently my son started liking it much.
This recipe doesn't involve in grinding anything, but only time consuming thing is roasting of the brinjal, takes half an hour. I did the roasting on the stove top, but i think an oven can do this quickly.
If you are an eggplant lover like me, do check in our Andhra style  Gutti vangaya kura and Karnataka style Stuffed brinjal recipe. 
baingan bharta

Baingan Bharta recipe
Baingan Bharta recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 45 Minutes
  • Serves: 3-4
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Roasted eggplant cooked in onion tomato based gravy, a very popular side dish for chapati in Punjabi cuisine , a treat for Eggplant lovers
     Big eggplant  1 
     Onion  2
     Tomato  2
     Green chili  2
     Coriander powder  1/2 tsp
     Chilli powder  1/2 tsp
    Garam masala  3/4 tsp
    Garlic  2 cloves
    Oil  2 tblsp
    Salt  as needed
    Coriander leaves  few

baingan bharta

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Wash the eggplant and wipe it well without any moisture.
  • Apply oil on the surface of the eggplant, for this u need few drops of oil.
  • With a knife, put a slit the eggplant and insert garlic into this.
  • Do this in 2 sides. This will give a nice smoky garlic flavour.
how to make baingan bhartha
  • Roast this on a low  flame and turn it inbetween to get it evenly roasted and get cooked inside also.
  • When it is done, allow it to cool and take the skin out.
  • Mash it nicely with ur hands.
how to broil baingan baingan bartha
  • Chop the onions finely, keep a handful of onions aside.
  • Chop the tomatoes and green chillies into small pieces.
baingan bhartha
  • In a kadai, heat oil and add the onions and green chillies.
  • Saute till the onion turns pink
  • Add the tomatoes and saute well for 3-5 mins.
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  • Add the garam masala powder, redchilli powder,coriander powder and turmeric powder to it.
  • Add salt according to your taste.
  • Mix well and add the mashed baingan/eggplant to it.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water to this mixture and mix well.
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  • Before serving add coriander leaves and a handful of raw onions(which we kept aside while chopping)
  • The crunchiness of onion in the gravy enhances the taste.
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  • Serve hot with roti/naan.
  1. Adding garlic while roasting enhances the flavour of the baingan bharta. 

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  1. Never tried this,keeping garlic while roasting is a nice idea,wish I could try this :)

  2. I love this version Jeyashri...wud try it soon....looks fantastic and delicious.!!!

  3. Never have tried this...looks tasty and perfect for rotis

  4. I love this with roti .I will have extra rotis if the side dish is baingan bartha

  5. I always insert garlic while roasting and had posted this version quite some time back. Love that flavour and love the pic too.

  6. Even i eat brinjal very rarely but your pics are very tempting and looks delicious as well

  7. My hubby too is a big eggplant fan and this one tops his chart..looks delicious!!
    Loved your idea of putting garlic while roasting..will definitely try it :)

    US Masala

  8. Droolworthy baingan bharta, love this anytime with rotis..

  9. one of my favourites and most comforting .. i just love this .. beautiful click jays

  10. One of my fav too and I always make this.. its wonderful sidedish for rotis hah :)

  11. cograts on the award Jeyashri. you deserve this and many more. love the baingan ka bharta and is my fav too.

  12. Well said dear, my kids hated brinjal so rarely I cook this but yours looks so yummy...

  13. Wow looks tempting and delicious. Nice click.

    Saraswathi Iyer

  14. keeping garlic inside the brinjal is very new option for me.Looks yummy.

  15. lovely curry jeyashri...tempting click..

  16. I love bartha, i can have it with dosai also.

  17. wow!!new and interesting one....will tried it soon....nice click and presentation!

  18. Congrats on the award!

    I love baingan bharta and this here looks truly tempting!Roasting aubergines with garlic is a cool idea!

  19. Wow, iam drooling ..its been a long time i had brinjal dishes..i sigh :(

  20. I too prepare this by same method,love this with chappathi...luks delicious.

  21. Looks so good and yummy :) Perfect :) and I love the clicks.

  22. Bharta looks absolutely delicious..loved ur version.:)

  23. awesome garlicky baingan bharta...

  24. Never prepared this.Will try next time..Looks delicious

  25. one of our favorite dish.. looks so good.. perfect with roti

  26. It looks delicious. I normally don't like eggplant, but roasted eggplant is a different story!

  27. well presented..looks so yummy!!

  28. i have tried this with was yummy...i guess u have changed the main pic....nice thanks.

  29. wonderful & simple suggestions.thanks

  30. Nice recipe. thanks for the suggestions.

  31. jeyashree
    can we microwave the brinjal?

  32. wow....
    delicious superb dish.

  33. Can you please tell us how to cook the brinjal in oven. I don't have gas stove. Only electric. Would love yo try it, one of my favorite dishes.

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
      Turn the eggplants in between.
      Roast in the preheated oven until softened and golden brown, Personally i have not tried, but read in few books