Baingan ka Bharta (Mashed eggplant)

In my opinion, eggplants are very underrated vegetables. They are so versatile and leave you with endless recipes and of course, a delicious end result.

If you love eggplant, you will love this dish. I’ve got a wonderful recipe to share with you.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients :

1) 1 big size eggplant
2) 1 Med. Chopped onion
3) 2 med.chopped tomatoes
4) 1tsp chopped ginger garlic
5) 1 small green chilli chopped
6) 2-3 tsp oil
7) 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
8) Pinch of asafoetida
9) 1tsp chilli powder
10)1/2 turmeric
11)1 tsp dry roasted cumin coriander powder
12)1/2 tsp dry mango powder
13)1/2 tsp Garam Masala
14)Salt to taste


  1. Grease the eggplant with some oil and roast it over an open flame until it is cooked.
  2. After roasting it, cover it for a while to allow it to cool down and then remove the skin.unnamed.jpg
  3. Mash the eggplant.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add 1/2 tsp of Cummin seeds and a pinch of asafoetida.
  5. Once they begin to crackle, add chopped onion, 1/2 tsp of Chopped ginger garlic and half green chilli that is finely chopped.unnamed-2.jpg
  6. Once the onion turns brown, add chopped tomatoes and let this mixture cook for 5 mins.
  7. Add 1 tsp of Chilli powder, 1 tsp of coriander seeds, cumin seeds roasted powder, 1/4 tsp of turmeric,1/4 tsp of garam masala, 1/2 tsp of dry mango powder , 1 tsp of yogurt and salt.unnamed-3.jpg
  8. Once the oil starts oozing , it means that the masala is ready.
  9. Now, add the mashed egg plant and stir. Allow this mixture to simmer for 5 minutes.unnamed-4.jpg
  10. Garnish with fresh coriander.
  11. Serve with parathas or kulchas (Check my recent post for the recipe!)

That’s all!


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