Baingan Bharta

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Baingan Bharta is a common dish prepared in most of the states of India. In Maharashtra it is known as Vanghyache Bharit. This recipe is very easy to cook as all ingredients are easily available at home.

Preparation Time – 20 mins

Cook Time – 15 mins

Total Time – 35 mins

• 2 Brinjals (Baingan)
• 2 finely chopped Onions
• 2 finely chopped Tomatoes
• 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
• 2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
• 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
• ½ small bowl roasted and coarsely crushed Peanut
• Finely Chopped Coriander leaves
• 6-7 Curry leaves
• 4-5 teaspoon oil
• Salt to taste

Serves: 5 persons

Directions / Procedure:

  1.  Wash the Brinjal and apply some oil from all sides and slightly slit the brinjal 2-4 sides. Roast the brinjal on medium flame gas directly OR use roast tawa, keep brinjal on roast tawa on low flame and roast the brinjal on it, in between (2-3 minutes) turning it from all sides for roasting. It takes 7-10 minutes.
  2.  The outer layer of brinjal is completely blistered, turn black / dark brown and brinjal becomes soft. Inserting the knife in roasted brinjal for checking whether it cooked or not. If required more cooking, again keep it on a flame, roast it for few minutes.
  3. Remove the brinjal from flame and keep aside for few minutes or keep it in a water bowl for cooling.
  4. Peel the outer layer (skin) of roasted brinjal and finely chopped the brinjal or mashed it properly.
  5.  Heat the oil in Kadai or pan on low flame gas & add mustard seed, curry leaves and onion, saute for 2-3 minutes till the onion becomes reddish brown.
  6.  Add finely chopped tomato, saute till the onion and tomato becomes soft and oil start separating from the onion and tomato mixture.
  7. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and crushed peanut, mix it well, saute the mixture for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add mashed / chopped cooked baingan in above mixture, add salt to taste. Stir all very well and cover it with lid for few minutes. while cooking lovely smoky aroma spread in your kitchen.
  9. Garnish with finely chopped coriander and serve hot with roti/ chapati/ Pulkas/bhakari (any type)

Tips / suggestions:

  • Add ginger garlic paste as per your choice
  • Add more spice ingredients as per your choice like cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder
  • Also add chopped green chillies for more spicy
  • Coarsely crushed Peanut is optional
  • Adjust above spice ingredients as per your choice

Ready to serve with your lunch or dinner.

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  1. You have a wonderful blog Varsha with some very interesting recipes.

    • Hi Rupali,
      I appreciate your comments. Thanks for visiting my blog.
      If you have any suggestions about My Recipes Blog, please do let me know 🙂

  2. This is my favorite…and your preparation is just yummy.

  3. बहुत बढ़िया प्रस्तुतिकरण, वर्षा दी।

    • Varsha Baikar

      बहुत धन्यावाद ज्योति दी।

  4. I like Baigan Bharta. Btw, why are these Brinjals green?

    • Varsha Baikar

      In market, you can get purple as well as green brinjals. Both are used for Baigan Bharta. However, green ones are less bitter and less acidic which makes bharta more tastier. Do try this recipe and let me know ☺

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments ☺ Kishor

  5. Very nice ! It is really a delicious dish.

    • Varsha Baikar

      Welcome to my blog ☺ Sandhya
      Thanks for your appreciation ☺

  6. best blog thanks share baingan-bharta tips

    • Varsha Baikar

      Welcome to my blog ☺ Shankar
      Thanks for your appreciation ☺

  7. very nice, looking very delicious

    • Varsha Baikar

      Welcome to My Recipes Blog 🙂 Vandana
      Thanks for your appreciation.

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