Baingan bharta

Baingan bharta
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Diet : Vegan, Vegetarian
Total time : 35 mins
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Baingan bharta

Summary Not available
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: 10-30 min, Indian Home Style
Person: 2
Calories: 175kcal


  • 500 g eggplants
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 chilies adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1.5 tsbp oil
  • 1 onions chopped
  • 2 tomato chopped
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 5 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preparation Rinse eggplants well under running water and wipe dry with a kitchen tissue
  • Make 4 slits on the brinjal and push 4 garlic cloves deep inside 2 slits
  • Also push 2 slit green chilies in the other 2 slits
  • Brush them with oil
  • Grilling eggplants On Direct Fire: With the help of a tong, place it on direct fire
  • You can do it either on the red hot coal or stovetop
  • Keep turning it to all the other sides and grill until it is done completely roasted
  • It takes about 12 to 14 mins
  • To grill in oven: Line a metal tray with foil
  • Cut each eggplant to 2 parts and place them on the tray with the skin side on top
  • You can also place the tomatoes in the same tray
  • Broil/Grill them at 460 F or 240 C for 16 to 18 mins
  • In air fryer: Place baingan, chilies, garlic and tomatoes in the air fryer basket
  • Air fry at 400 F or 200 C
  • It takes roughly about 22 mins for the whole eggplant, 16 mins if you halve the eggplant & air fry
  • Once done, check by inserting a fork into the eggplant
  • It should go in smoothly & easily meaning it is soft and cooked well
  • (Check step-by-step photos above) Cool the eggplant and peel the skin
  • Optionally – Transfer the eggplant to a bowl and cover it for 5 mins
  • Once done remove the skin
  • Mash or chop the eggplant, grilled garlic and green chilies
  • Keep these aside
  • Chop the tomatoes, onions and raw garlic as well
  • How to make baingan bharta Pour oil to a hot pan
  • When the oil turns hot, add chopped ginger and garlic
  • Saute for 30 to 60 seconds until aromatic
  • Then add chopped onions and saute until they turn light golden
  • Add tomatoes and salt
  • Cook until they become soft
  • Then add red chili powder and cook for a few minutes until the raw smell from the tomatoes goes away
  • Then mashed eggplants, garlic and green chilies
  • (You may want to save half of the green chilies for later after taste testing) Mix everything and mash it a bit to blend well
  • Then add garam masala and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on a medium heat
  • Taste test and add more salt and green chilli
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve baingan bharta with roti, rice or naan


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Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1180mg | Potassium: 1059mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1298IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg

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