Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe

Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe

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Punjabi food incorporates very innovative cooking methods, be it the use of the tandoor or the concept of cooking vegetables directly over the flame thus endowing the vegetable with a great smoky flavour.

The Punjabi Baingan Bharta has many fans all over the world. Baingan or brinjal cooked directly over the flame till the skin is charred and can be peeled off combined with a fine blend of spices and some ghee makes up this brilliant Baingan Bharta creation.

While selecting the brinjal for this Baingan Bharta be sure to choose one's that are large with a shiny smooth surface as these are likely to have a lower number of seeds. All in all this scrumptious Punjabi Baingan Bharta dish is worth all the time and mess it may create!

The Baingan Bharta teams up well with rotis like Missi Roti, Bajra Roti, Chawal ki Roti, Tandoori Roti and Moghlai Roti.

Enjoy how to make Baingan Bharta recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For Baingan Bharta
1 large sized brinjal (baingan / eggplant)
1/2 tsp oil for greasing
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 tsp grated garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) for the garnish

For baingan bharta

    For baingan bharta
  1. To make baingan bharta, grease the brinjal with oil and roast it over an open flame till it is cooked.
  2. Cool and peel the skin. Mash the pulp thoroughly and keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
  4. When they crackle add the onions and sauté till they turn golden brown.
  5. Add the ginger, garlic and green chillies and sauté for a few more seconds.
  6. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder and cook till the mixture leaves oil.
  7. Add the mashed brinjal, punjabi garam masala and salt, mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Serve the baingan bharta hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy87 cal
Protein2.9 g
Carbohydrates9.1 g
Fiber12.3 g
Fat4.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium9.3 mg
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  1. Baingan Bharta is one of the very famous Punjabi main course dishes. It is made with roasted brinjal which is mashed and with spices. It can be had with Roti, Naan, Kulcha any Indian bread according to your preference. If you like this Punjabi Baingan Bharta recipe, below are the links to similar recipes : 

Method for Baingan Bharta

  1. To make Baingan Bharta, grease the eggplant with oil using your hands or a brush. This helps in roasting the brinjal easily and also aids in the removal of skin after roasting. 
  2. Roast it directly over an open flame until it is cooked. Keep rotating so the brinjal gets cooked evenly. The entire procedure would take around 8 to 10 minutes on a medium flame. Alternatively, you can even roast the brinjal in an oven, microwave or you can grill the eggplant on a barbecue grill, but it won’t give that smoky flavour. A good sign to know if the eggplant is cooked perfectly or no is to watch the eggplant 'cave in' on itself, the skin getting charred and flesh getting soft.
  3. Once it’s roasted well, remove from flame and insert a knife in the center to check whether it is cooked perfectly or not. The knife should slide without any resistance. Keep aside to cool slightly. Many people even place the baingan in a foil after roasting which creates steam and helps in loosening the skin.
  4. Peel the charred skin and discard it. If you find small bits of burnt skin which you do not like then dunk the brinjal in a bowl of water which will help to remove the skin that is stuck here and there.
  5. Transfer the eggplant to a bowl, mash the pulp thoroughly using a fork or potato masher and keep aside.
  6. For preparing the Baingan Ka Bharta, heat the ghee in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Ghee can be substituted with vegetable oil or mustard oil if you want.
  7. When the seeds crackle, add onions.
  8. Sauté on a medium flame for 3  minutes or till they turn golden brown.
  9. Add ginger. We have grated the adrak before adding to the Baingan Bharta.
  10. Add garlic. If you do not have fresh ginger-garlic then you can make use of ginger-garlic paste but the best flavours are obtained from fresh ingredients. Also, to make extra flavorful baingan bharta you can roast some garlic cloves along with the baingan & then add to the sabzi.
  11. Add the green chillies.
  12. Sauté for a few more seconds or till the raw smell goes away. Add green chillies as per the heat you can handle.
  13. Add the tomatoes.
  14. Add turmeric powder.
  15. Add coriander-cumin seeds powder.
  16. Add the mashed brinjal.
  17. Add the punjabi garam masala and salt. We have made use of homemade garam masala.
  18. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes. Our Baingan Bharta is ready to serve.
  19. Serve Punjabi Baingan Bharta hot garnished with coriander. You can enjoy the smoky eggplant mash with Indian spices with warm rotis and chapatis.


Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
 on 19 Aug 19 01:35 AM

The onions looked chopped, not sliced, what should it be?
Tarla Dalal
19 Aug 19 08:25 AM
   Use chopped onions. We are sorry for the issue. Our team will mend it as soon as possible. Thank you for bringing it to our notice.
Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
 on 08 Jan 19 03:49 PM

superb dish
Edited after original posting.
Tarla Dalal
08 Jan 19 05:58 PM
   Thank you for your kind words!
Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
 on 24 Sep 18 04:05 PM

Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
 on 24 Sep 18 04:02 PM

Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
 on 16 Apr 18 08:37 PM

Tarla Dalal
16 Jul 18 03:23 PM
   Anil, thanks for the feedback.
Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
 on 24 Aug 17 01:59 PM

Tarla Dalal
24 Aug 17 03:10 PM
   Hi, we are delighted you loved the Bharta recipe. Please keep posting your comments on recipes you have tried and loved. Happy Cooking.
Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
 on 03 Jul 17 07:23 AM

if we add clove & garlic in eggplant before roasting then it will test great. great recipe mem............
Tarla Dalal
24 Feb 18 10:08 AM
   Thanks for your suggestion.
Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
 on 10 May 17 06:25 PM

I liked this recipe was really too family loved it...tysm...
Tarla Dalal
11 May 17 04:38 PM
   Really happy to know that you and your family enjoyed this recipe. Do keep trying more and more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
 on 14 Apr 17 11:24 AM

No suggestions ..iam still a cooking student but ur wonderful ..already tried it''s so good experience Thank u
Tarla Dalal
14 Apr 17 12:48 PM
   Hi Aly, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Baingan Bharta, Veg Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
 on 25 Mar 17 11:58 AM

Thank you Tarlaji for your simple and yummy recipes. You said to add Punjabi garam masala in the dish but I couldn''t find in market, so managed with regular garam masala. Can u pls give me the ingredients required for Punjabi garam masala so I can prepare at home. Thanks and regards Jaya.K
Tarla Dalal
25 Mar 17 01:06 PM
   Hi Sweta, Thank you for your kind words. Below is the recipe for the same..
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