Eggplant / Brinjal Bharta – BEGUN BHORTA  

Egg plant or Brinjal bharta is my favorite for its smoky burnt flavor.

Serving Size: 2-3 people

Cooking Time: 45 mins


  • 1 Eggplant
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Chopped Onion
  • Ginger Paste
  • Garlic Paste
  • Chopped Green Chillies
  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Cumin Powder
  • Coriander Powder
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves

Cooking Procedure:

  1. First poke some holes into the brinjal with a fork and then apply little bit of oil on the eggplant. Put it on the heated stove. After 2-3 mins rotate the brinjal until it is completely soft.
  2. After 15-20 mins it will be done. Take it out and peel of the skin. Smash it slightly.
  3. Now heat mustard oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds to sputter in oil. Then add chopped garlic and fry it little bit.
  4. Then add ginger and stir it well.
  5. Add the chopped onion and fry it until it is light brown.
  6. Then add chopped green chillies and stir it well.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook it until it is soft.
  8. Then add all the spices: Cumin powder, Coriander powder, and Turmeric powder. Mix it well.
  9. Then add a glass of water, salt and sugar as per taste and mix it well.
  10. Then bring it to a nice boil and make a thick gravy.
  11. Then add the roasted brinjal into the pan and then mix it nicely with the gravy.
  12. Cook it for about 2-3 mins and lastly add fresh coriander leaves.

Serving Suggestion:

Enjoy Eggplant Bharta with roti or paratha. It took me about 45 mins to prepare this recipe and serves 2-3 people.

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