Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Baingan Bhartha / Roasted Brinjal Curry | Indian Curry Recipes

This recipe had been lying on my drafts for nearly 6 months now. I don't know how it had gone unnoticed. We love eggplants in any dish. Be it a traditional South-Indian Ennai Kathirikkai Kulambu or the exquisite Italian Eggplant Parmigiana we always cant say no to it. I made this Baingan Bharta as a side-dish for chapathis. 
American Eggplant / Large Brinjal - 1 lb
Onion - 1 med sized  - chopped fine
Tomato - 2 med sized - chopped fine
Green Bell pepper  - 1/2 - chopped
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 3/4 ts
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp + 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - For garnish
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Apply oil over the eggplant and roast in the oven for about 45 minutes. When done, the skin will be charred. Allow it to cool to a temperature when you can handle and peel the charred skin off and discard. Mash the flesh roughly and save. In a wide bottomed non-stick pan, heat oil. Add the cumin seeds and hing and fry for about 20 secs. Add the chopped onions and fry until it turns transparent. Now add the chopped tomatoes and fry until it turns mushy. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder. Saute further for a minute and add the bell pepper, eggplant, salt and mix well. Cook for another 5 mins in medium heat. Garnish with cilantro and serve with hot rotis/phulka or as a spread for bread.
Tip: To speed up the cooking of tomatoes add a tad bit of salt and cook in medium-high heat.
Sending these easy to make earthy curry to Food Palette Series - Finale.


  1. Yummy curry...looks delicious...and love to have with chapatis..

  2. thank you for linking this delicious colourful curry to the food palette series rainbow colours
    torviewtoronto and createwithmom

  3. Yummy curry.. It's one of my favorite.

  4. Amazing curry this oen.Looks so so delicioso:))

  5. Love the burnt flavor of baingan...looks delicious..:)

  6. Krithi....Though I have not had the chance to see all your recipes, I must admit that I have enjoyed reading the few I have already gone through. Keep up the good work.

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  7. Yummy and tasty Krithi. I have been postponing making this dish for a while now.

  8. Awesome!!!! Baigan bharta looks yummy.

  9. looks delicious and very tempting dear :)

  10. All time fav and this looks delicious

  11. I can have this baingan bhartha with anything,my fav..

  12. My all time favorite one with brinjals. well made Krithi.

  13. This is my favorite....Your version looks yummy...

  14. this is on my to do list for a long time..will do it soon...Thanks for the recipe dear...

  15. Now ho can resist this smoky, delicious bhartha!!! They are just perfect with chapathis...Glad u posted it dear!!! This reminds me that its been ages since i made baingan ka bharttha..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  16. love baingan bhartha..looks delicious :)

  17. OMG....this looks fantastic and tempting...

  18. A delicious baingan bartha. Would love to have this with rotis :)

  19. not a great fan of brinjals...but love it when it is smoked...am sure this wld taste awesome! thx for sharing...

  20. wow..So tempting and yummy curry...Love it with chapathis...

  21. my fav curry and loved your clicks!

  22. Bhartha is the only brinjal dish I ever like..tempting.

  23. I made this only a couple of days back :) looks delicious Krithi Adding green bell peppers is a wonderful idea


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