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Baigan ka Bharta

3.08 from 249 votes


  • 2 large Eggplants - 2 cups
  • 1/4 cup Garlic
  • 1/4 cup green Chilli
  • Mustard Oil for brushing
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 finely chopped Ginger
  • 1 cup finely diced Onion
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups diced Tomatoes
  • Garnish with Coriander


  • Make slits in the eggplant and add the garlic and green chillies
  • Brush it with Mustard Oil and cook these on the BBQ, open flame or in the oven
  • Depending on the size of the eggplants you will need to cook it for 15 to 20 mins till it starts to smoke and soften on the inside
  • Once cooked, remove and cool
  • Once cool, chop the flesh
  • In the pot add the mustard and regular oil
  • Add the chopped ginger, onion and cook this till the onion is soft
  • Add the chopped eggplant
  • Add the cumin, chilli and turmeric powder
  • Add salt to taste - cover and cook for 15 mins
  • Add the diced Tomatoes
  • Cover and cook for another 10 mins or so till the tomatoes are nice and soft till they can be squished it with the back of the spoon
  • Garnish with coriander and serve