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Punjabi Baigan Bharta Recipe

Punjabi Baigan Bharta
How to Make Punjabi Baigan Bharta

Punjabi Baigan Bharta we'll introduce you to the mouthwatering Punjabi Baingan Bharta and provide you with a step-by-step recipe to recreate it at home. Punjabi Baingan Bharta is the most flavorful, thanks to the use of a diverse range of spices, including cumin, coriander, red chilli, ginger, garlic, and, of course, Punjabi garam masala.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Punjabi Baigan Bharta

  • 2 eggplants
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Punjabi garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander for garnish

How to Make Punjabi Baigan Bharta

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Rinse the eggplants and pat dry.
Brush little oil all over the baigan and make few slits with knife.
Put the eggplant directly on heat and roast, turning often for around 10-12 minutes until completely roasted.
Once cooled, remove the skin. Transfer the roasted eggplant to a bowl and mash using a fork or potato masher. Set it aside.
Heat oil and ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once it is hot, add chopped garlic, ginger and green chili.
Saute until they start changing colour for around 2 minutes.
Then add the chopped onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened. Don't brown them.
Add the chopped tomatoes and mix. Cook the tomatoes for around 5 minutes until very soft and you notice oil oozing out of the masala.
Add the red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, Punjabi garam masala and salt. Cook everything together.
Add the mashed roasted eggplant into the pan.
Cook the bharta for another 5 minutes on medium-low heat, until it releases oil.
Garnish with fresh coriander and green chillis.
Serve hot.
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