Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe / Baingan Bharta Recipe

Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry/ Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
Indian Roasted Eggplant Curry
Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe

At my place, Roasted eggplant or Baingan Bharta is made with Litti or Batti but it is very different from the Punjabi Baingan Bharta. My dad is a big fan of Punjabi Β Baingan bharta.Β  He orders it at almost every restaurant or Dhaba where we had a meal with him. We had some amazing and some horrible experience of Baigan Bharta ordered at a restaurant or Dhaba. (I hope he reads this :P) The Dhaba style Punjabi Baingan Bharta recipe has never disappointed us so far. There is something really amazing about Dhaba style food, rich in taste and it makes you crave for more. For me, road trips are also exciting because of these midway Dhaba lunches or snack breaks and the enticing food they offer.

Baigan ka Bharta is a simple dish made with the eggplant also known as aubergines roasted directly over the fire till it is charred, mashed well and then cooked along with commonly used Indian spice powders, but the smoky flavor of the roasted Baigan is the main highlight of the dish. The smoky flavor adds a different dimension to the dish so I will insist not to miss this step. Baigan Bharta with sattu paratha or tandoori roti with a dollop of ghee tastes really divine. I tried to make this Indian burnt aubergine curry or roasted eggplant curry at home this time and it turned out to be really good.

burnt aubergine curry
burnt aubergine curry

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Punjabi Baigan Bharta Recipe or Baigan Ka bharta Yum
It's a simple dish made with the eggplant also known as aubergines roasted directly over the fire till it is charred, mashed well and then cooked along with commonly used Indian spice powders, but the smoky flavor of the roasted Baigan is the main highlight of the dish. The smoky flavor adds a different dimension to the dish so I will insist not to miss this step. Baigan Bharta with sattu paratha or tandoori roti with a dollop of ghee tastes really divine.
Course lunch, main course
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Garnishing
Course lunch, main course
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For Garnishing
Instructions
  1. Chop onions and tomatoes finely and keep aside.
  2. Wash the eggplant and wipe it clean with a kitchen towel.
  3. Make deep cuts or slits all around the eggplant using a sharp knife.
  4. Insert green chili in any slit. (This step is optional)
  5. Smear few drops of oil all around the eggplant.
  6. Roast Baigan or Eggplant directly over direct flame. Keep turning it around so that the skin gets charred and the insides of the eggplant get cooked well.
    Baingan Bharta Recipe
  7. Once done remove from the flame and let the eggplant cool down completely.
  8. Peel off the outer skin of Baingan/ Eggplant and keep aside.
  9. Heat oil in a Pan and season with cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  10. Add onions and chopped garlic and cook over medium flame till it becomes translucent.
    Baingan Bharta Recipe
  11. Add tomato, peas, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and cook till peas are done and oil begins to separate.
    Baingan Bharta Recipe
  12. Add eggplant, roasted green chili, salt, mix well and cook for another 2 mins.
    Baingan Bharta Recipe
  13. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
    Punjabi Baingan Bharta Recipe
  14. Serve hot and enjoy with sattu paratha or tandoori roti.
    burnt aubergine curry
  15. Enjoy
Recipe Notes

Cook eggplant/baingan on low flame else it will be charred from outside but uncooked inside.

Add mashed aubergine only once the masala is cooked.

Peas in the recipe are optional you can skip is it's not peas season.

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