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Jan 9, 2012

Baingan Bharta / Bhaigan Ka Bharta Recipe

  Today's recipes is Punjabi Baigan bhartha which means Mashed Brinjal / Baigan means Brinjal and Bhartha means Mashed. The traditional way of this Punjabi recipe includes roasting the eggplant/brinjal in clay oven or directly roast them on fire but i used Microwave. I love this recipe a lot. I came to know about this recipe from Manjula's Kitchen. Later i started experimenting myself. I like to add peas to my baigan bharta it looks and tastes so good. The recipe as follows..

  1. Eggplant    1 no.(large)
  2. Onion    1 large(finely chopped) or 3/4 cup
  3. Tomato     1 no.(large Finely chopped) 3/4 cup
  4. Peas   1/4 cup or less 
  5. Green chillies    3 no.s (finely chopped)
  6. Garlic     5-6 cloves(finely chopped)
  7. Ginger    2" large piece (finely chopped)
  8. Chili powder     1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin powder     1/4 tsp
  10. Garam Masala powder     1/4 tsp
  11. Turmeric powder    1/8 tsp ( i added more than 1/4 tsp i think)
  12. Salt     to taste
  13. Cilantro     1/4 cup(finely chopped)
  14. Oil     1 tbsp
  15. Cumin seeds    1/4-1/2  tsp
  • Wash the Eggplant, wipe and apply few drops of oil all over it and take a microwave safe plate and keep the eggplant on it and microwave it for 8-10 minutes on high power or until the skin shrinks n tender and set rest for another 2 minutes.
  • After that, remove from MW and allow to cool for a while and start peeling the skin entire skin and cut the edges and finely chop or mash the eggplant finely and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add cumin seeds and allow to splutter add ginger,garlic,green chillies and saute for a minute.
  • Then add onions and saute till it turns translucent.
  • Now add tomatoes and saute till mushy and followed by mashed eggplant,peas(if using) stir fry for a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder,chumin powder,chili powder enough salt and combine well and cook in medium heat.
  • When the masalas get blended nicely with the mashed eggplant lastly add garam masala powder and cook for few minutes.
  • That's it...Add some finely chopped cilantro and turn off the stove. Tasty and Delicious Baigan Bharta is ready.
  • Enjoy with rotis.


  1. Super looking bhartha, delicious!!

  2. Congrats dear,wishing you many more.Thank you so much for sharing the award.Baigan Bhartha looks delicious and love the addition of peas to make it even more tastier and healthier.The clicks are wonderful and the presentation is awesome,like the second click.

  3. Yummy!

    Try roasting the eggplant in conventional oven..thats delicious too! :P

  4. Baigan Bharta luks nice!!Liked the pic..Thanks for sharing, "The Happy Blogger Award" with me :)

  5. Delicious n yummy bhartha....I too prepare the same way except the addition of green peas, will add this n try!!
    Congrats on your awards n Thanx a lot for passing it to me !!!

  6. Nice post, i too tried once but dint like it much. will try ur version :)

  7. Lovely bharta, Sangee - Congrats on your awards dear :) What a nice way to start the new year :) cheers, priya

  8. delicious dish looks wonderful
    congrats on the well deserved awards

  9. Very tempting looking bharta...

  10. Ada. Same pinch. I also posted baingan ka bharta only sangee. But I always prepare without peas. BTW, I see peas in your picture but it is not mentioned in the ingredients list. I'll link my recipe to your event.

  11. Awesome looking Baingan Bharta, Sangee..last night I also made the same, I just love this with rotis, really yummy...mouth watering pics as usual..yumm

  12. Awesome looking baingan bharta, sangee..last night I also made the same, just love this with rotis..mouth watering pics as usual, yumm

  13. @Mahi will try it next time...
    @ Uma, will correct it now...thanks Uma :)

  14. Nice recipe dear..and congratulations for your awards!! Wish you many more to come :)


  15. Yummy recipe…will try it for sure..Thanks for posting..Congrats on your awards...u deserve it

    Thanks for passing the awards to me...this mean a lot to me..

  16. Congratulations on your awards dear!
    Baigan ka bharta looks very yum...Like the idea of roasting in MW since I don't like the smoky charred smell of brinjals in the curry. Will try it this way

  17. delicious recipe.. clicks are very nice...

  18. Congrats on ur awards Sangee..baigan bharta looks super delicious and inviting.

  19. Baigan Bharta luks yumm.Congrats on ur Award and wishing U many more.Thanks for sharing this award with me.Thanks again.

  20. yummy recipe. its one of the items in my list to try

  21. Nice recipe, the pictures look very inviting..

  22. I love this one, looks so good. Congrats on your awards.

  23. Bharta looks very inviting,congrats on ur awards & wish u many more...

  24. I too use MW for roasting the brinjals. Pics makes me so mouthwatering Sangee. Thanks for thinking about me while passing the awards.

  25. I love baigan bharta and has tried this recipe before but without the peas will try it this way I am sure it tasted good as it looks.Congrats on your many awards,wish you many more and thank you dear for sharing it with me I feel so honored.

  26. Bhaigan bharta looks perfect and yummy...Congrats on ur awards dear..

  27. super delicious bhaingan bharta..looks yummy..Thanx a lot for sharing the Happy blogger award with me dear, feel so happy :)

  28. sangeetha its been a year since i opened ur blog as i am super busy with my lil one.i see alot of gr8 things at ur end..awards,major list of friendly fans for u,much more to add on. i brought egg plant i thot of cooking something but then it was in my memory - ur delicious food u shared with me way back at Wisconsin....I am gonna try this and am eager to talk to u.pls share ur number n btw hz kids n ur H doin? waiting to hear from u dear.
    Congrats a million for ur great sincere ambitious effort in one year u could make 400 postings. am proud of u dear sangee.

  29. wow yummy recipe,my fav too...nice version dear.

  30. can u tell me how to cook brinjal without usimg Mw option.
    can i Pressure cook it?

    1. you can roast it in open fire/gas flame also or in oven
      pressure cooking eggplant will give different taste like bhaji or thokku. Roasting in direct flame gives the authentic taste.


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