Friday, June 18, 2010

Baigan Bharta - बैगन भरता (Mashed and Baked Eggplant in Spices)

Hello friends,

Here is my one more attempt to put eggplant in a yummy way on the plate. I love this version of bharta (I have another version, which I will post later).

The verdict is that my husband actually ate all of it that I served on his plate. Of course, it was little less than usual, but still, I am happy :)

Baigan Bharta - बैगन भरता (Mashed and Baked Eggplant in Spices)

Baigan (Eggplant) - 1 big one
Onion - 1.5 cups (finely chopped)
Tomato - 1.5 cups (finely chopped)
Hari Mirch (Green Chillies) - 2 big ones, finely sliced
Adrakh (Ginger) - 1 inch piece, shredded or finely chopped (as you may prefer)
Lahsan (Garlic) - 6 cloves, minced
Moongfali (Peanuts) - 1/2 cup, roasted
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) - 1 tsp
Dhaniya (Coriander) Powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera (Cumin) Powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) - 1 tsp
Rai (Mustard Seeds) - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Dhaniya Patti (Cilantro) - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash and wipe the eggplant. 
  • Make some shallow slices on eggplant and rub liberal amount of oil on it.
  • Keep eggplant on a sheet of aluminium foil and let it bake till it's all cooked (it took me about 1.5 hours, may be depending on the type of the eggplant).
  • Once it is cool enough to handle, peel the skin and mash the flesh completely.
  • Take a wide pan and add oil to it.
  • Add rai and jeera and let them splutter.
  • Add hari mirch, adrakh, lahsan and moongfali and let nice aroma come from it.
  • Add onions and fry till they become translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and fry till they get mushy.
  • Add mashed eggplant and cilantro and let it fry for 2-3 more minutes.

Serve it as a side dish for roti/chapati or even warm rice.

I am also sending this to Healing Foods - Onions event hosted by Priya and started by Siri

Also, sending this to Side Dishes from India event of Suma.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.


Satya said...

baigan ka bharta is all time favorite for my family ...i simply love it..thanks for sharing ur version..

Hamaree Rasoi said...


Copied the The Eggplant ( baingan ) Bharta recipe. Thanks for the same.

Hamaree Rasoi

Indian Khana said...

I love baigan fav.. :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a nice recipe,must be really delicious..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

Love to have this, very interestin g recipe

Umm Mymoonah said...

Sounds Good Priya, i too like this way of cooking eggplant.

Veggie Hut said...

Ummm.. PLease pass me some.. exotic recipe..

Akanksha said...

nice recipe...we used to make bharta before, but this recipe I will tastes nice with daal bati

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Did you forget to upload the picture?

Preeti Kashyap said...

I love the addition of peanuts! will try it sometime.

Priya Suresh said...

Droolworthy baigan bharta, my favourite, just love with anything..thanks for sending Priya..will send my avocados entries soon dear..

suma said...

wonderful with rotis..

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Such a wonderful recipe...I can't wait to try it.

Rachana said...

Looks yummy Priya! Love it with some yogurt and phulkas :-)

Simplyfood said...

Baighan bartha looks wonderful, never added peanuts to it before this is a new idea for me.Looks tasty.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

my moms fav...she also adds roasted peanut powder along with peanuts....looks awesome...

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Priya tis is one soulful meal...i luv to eat bartha wit bajri(millet)ki bhakari...never added peanuts but believe must taste good.
Now tat the temps. falling drastically here...tis is perfect comfort food...n healthy too.

Indrani said...

baigan Bharta looks awesome, favorite side dish with roti..but never added peanuts, hv u used peanut powder, or whole roasted peanuts..sorry, it's nt clear to me

divya said...

wow..mouth watering dear..

Unknown said...

a favourite always..

Unknown said...

This is such a mouth watering dish..I have never tried it before, your picture is tempting me to try it out soon :) said...

nice recipe of eggplant .(.Bharta....) will definetely give it a try!

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks for sending over this yummy bharta.

Kiran said...

Dear Priya,
I made this bharta following your recipe and posted it under tried and tasted in my blog.Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.


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