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Roasted Baingan Bharta Recipe | Bhuna Baingan ka Bharta | Mashed Smoky Eggplant Stir Fry

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Punjabi
Servings: 5
Calories: 47kcal
Author: Kiran Kashyap

Ingredients

FOR ROASTING

  • 500 grams brinjal / baingan / eggplant / aubergine
  • 4 garlic pods
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 tsp oil

OTHER INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1.5 tsp grated ginger 1.5 inch
  • 1.5 tsp crushed garlic 4-5 in no.
  • 1 finely chopped green chili
  • 3 finely chopped onions medium sized
  • 3 finely chopped tomatoes medium sized
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 2 tsp coriander/dhaniya powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 2 pinch asafoetida/ hing
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • ½ cup fresh coriander leaves

Instructions

  • Take a medium-sized brinjal and make 4-5 slits on it.
  • Stuff in garlic and chilli in slit as per your preference. I filled 4 slits with 1 garlic each and 1 slit with green chili.
  • Grease the baingan with oil as it helps in peeling off the skin easily post roasting.
  • Flip the brinjal occasionally for even roasting from all sides.
  • Roast until brinjal are completely charred and cooked from inside. It will get soft post roasting.
  • Cool down the roasted baingan completely and peel the skin off.
  • With the help of the knife, take off the head/crown of brinjal.
  • Mash the eggplant with the help of a fork and keep it aside.
  • In a large wok/kadai, heat 3 tbsp oil and saute garlic and ginger for a minute.
  • Now add chopped green chili.
  • Add chopped onions and saute them until they become translucent/ pinkish in color.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until they get mushy and soft.
  • Add spices now, add salt as per taste, followed by coriander/ dhaniya powder, kashmiri lal mirch and hing.
  • Mix everything well and cook for a minute.
  • Now add mashed roasted brinjal to the masala and give it a good mix.
  • Using a masher, crush the brinjal if thick lumps are there (optional step/if needed).
  • Add 1 tsp garam masala and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add ½ cup of fresh coriander to this and mix well.
  • Finally, enjoy baingan ka bharta with hot roti/phulka or paranthi.