February 23, 2013

Baingan ka bharta - Vaingana bharta recipe - Bbrinjal bharta

Vaingana bharta in bowl
Baingan ka bharta recipe - Brinjal bharta is a delicious accompaniment to all varieties of Indian flat bread. It pairs excellent with jowar roti or bhakri. It is absolutely easy to prepare and healthy too. Burn the brinjal directly on stove top, make a flavorful onion tempering and mix all the ingredients to combine well. Soft and smoky flavored bharta gets ready with few steps. Any  variety of large or medium sized brinjal can be used to make this dish. I had two deep purple  brinjals in my fridge. Out of them I used one brinjal  for making bharta and another one is used to make salad. Here is the easy recipe to get the perfect bharta.

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes
Yield - serves 2


  • 1 large sized brinjal / eggplant
  • 1 large sized onion, finely chopped
  • 1  tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2  tsp garam masala
  • 1/4"  ginger, finely chopped
  • 2  flakes garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4  tsp amchur powder
  • 1/2  tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4  cup grated coconut
  • 1/4  cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 tsp oil or as required
  • Salt to taste


1.  Wash the brinjal and pat to dry
wash the brinjal and pat dry
2.  Apply little oil over the brinjal and roast it over the high flame as shown in the picture below.  

3.  Roast it properly from all sides. Remove it from the flame, cover with  lid and allow it to cool. Peel the brinjal and keep it aside
burn the brinjal on stove top
4.  Mash the peeled brinjal and keep it side.
peel and mash the brinjal
5.  Heat 3 tsp oil in a pan. Add onions and fry till they become soft. Add ginger and garlic and fry till raw smell goes. 

6.  Add chilli powder and fry for a few seconds. Add amchur powder, garam masala and turmeric powder. Fry till the oil separates.Remove the fried onion mixture on a plate. 
make a tempering with onions
7.  Mix the mashed brinjal, coconut, onion mixture, coriander leaves and salt. 
mix all ingredients and mashed brinjal
8.  Serve the vaingana bharta with jowar roti  or any other Indian flat bread
vaingana bharta is ready to s erve


  1. yum yum and delicious baingan bharta.

  2. wow love this preparation...my sis would love it...

  3. Hi Vidya, this brinjal dish look interesting. Look very inviting and flavorful.

    Have a nice weekend, regards.

  4. My favourite..looks delicious!

  5. Perfet for rotis.thank u for ur wishes.

  6. Super. Awesome... Loved it..

  7. one of my favorite..delicious!!

  8. Yummy n finger licking

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