Baigan Bhartha


Baigan Bhartha

Brinjal(Vazhuthananga) curry - Baigan Bhartha
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 5 people



  • Prick few holes on eggplant/brinjal and place on flame*. Keep turning until charred and soft inside.
  • Collect the pulp. Discard the skin. Chop roughly.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add cumin seeds followed by onions, ginger and garlic. Fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, chillies, red chilly powder, garam masala and salt. Stir and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Turn heat to medium low and cook for 8 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
  • Put the eggplant pulp. Stir and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Garnish with lemon juice and coriander leaves.
  • :- Serve hot with chapathi or paratha.
  • *If using flame, be careful. To prepare using an oven, preheat oven to 240 C or 475 F. Cut in half lengthwise and place them, cut side down on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the eggplants have collapsed slightly. Remove and after a while spoon out the flesh. Discard the skin. Chop them roughly.
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