Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Baingan Bartha (Roasted aubergine curry)

Baingan Bartha-Roasted aubergine cooked with onions, garlic and a medley of spices. A delicious smoky taste makes this aubergine curry delicious to savour.


1 large aubergine
1 medium onion finely diced
2 medium tomatoes finely diced and blended.
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander for garnish.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds


1. Wash and prick the aubergine with a fork. Lightly oil the aubergine.
2. Place the aubergine on a tray and place in a hot oven for 20 mins or till its soft and charred.Alternately grill aubergine in open flame or under grill turning frequently to get even cooking.
3. Remove aubergine from oven and peel the skin off and discard, finely chop up the flesh .
4. In a pan heat the oil ,add mustard seeds. Allow to splutter.
5. Add the onions and garlic and cook till onions are translucent.
6. Add the tomatoes and salt, chilli powder, turmeric cumin powder and coriander powder.
5.Cook till tomatoes softened and oil starts to separate ,add tomato puree. Stir.
6. Add the roasted aubergine and mix.
7. Add 3-4 table spoons water and simmer for 5 -10 minutes till spices are blended in aubergine.
8.Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve with Rotlas or hot rotis and khichdi and kadhi.

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  1. Lovely ...One of my fav eggplant prep

  2. My fav. looks so gud....

  3. baigan bartha..i like this one with chapathi..urs looks simply superb..nice pics too

  4. delicious................looks very tempting...

  5. my gosh i loved ur presntation..very eyecatching..those millet rotis with bhartha...mind blowing...great work dear

  6. Baingan Bartha looks favorite but still needs to improve mine..yours looks so perfect..will try your version next time.

  7. Nayna,

    baingan bartha looks really yummy. nice one.

  8. A very comforting curry dish. Looks almost like a dip.

  9. One of my fav..looks so delicious.

  10. its my fav with it .. looks delicious

  11. Believe me I have not seen a Baigan ka Bartha which looks so luscious reminding you of those mouthwatering butter masalas..... That is the look of your prep..... It must have tasted awesome too.... I would love to try this bartha..... Very rich in color & tempting too.... Oh! my hubby would be so happy.... I'm sure..... I will try this too... Hugs )))))


  12. Baingan bharta looks spicy, delicious and tempting.

  13. I love eggplants :) and this bhartha looks too delicious :)

  14. My all time favourite, looks super delicious..

  15. Lovely Bainghan Bhurtha! Looks very tempting!Love the fact that you baked the eggplants rather than charring it on the stove-top!

  16. delicious curry looks beautiful

  17. Like this dish. Though it is a common dish yet everyone has her own way of finishing it. Yours look tempting...nice click...

  18. Hey it looks hubbys fav recipe

  19. i luv baingan bharta..urs looks delicious with rotla nd kadhi..yum yum !!

  20. looks really mouth watering. yummm.

  21. What happened? Everyone is cooking brinjals...I have to too :) Looks very nice and we too make this but with tamarind extract :)

  22. looks pretty nice. just add some roasted capsicum on the top, will enhance the taste.

  23. looks pretty nice. just add some roasted capsicum on the top, will enhance the taste.

  24. this is new to me......nuce creamy curry...

  25. Baigan bharta looks very tasty...yummy combination with chapathis :)

  26. one of my favourites...looks lovely...

  27. A good dish with chapathi.. Love this curry..

  28. My favourite...yours looks super yummy. tempting to cook this soon.

  29. i have one egg plant with me and was wondering what 2 do with this..have never tried 2 do anythin with egg plant before...will chk this out

  30. One of my fav, looks tempting and yummy.


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