Baingan Bharta


  • 2 large eggplants (baingans)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2” chopped ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp peanut yogurt


Smoke the baingans directly on the gas flame. When cooked and soft peel the skin. Then mash the flesh. Saute in a wok the chopped onions, tomatoes and ginger. Add the mashed baingan, salt and chilli powder. Mix in the peanut yogurt and serve hot.

Variation– You can replace the yogurt with lemon juice.

You can temper with spices like mustard seeds, crushed chilli, coriander seeds and asafetida.

Serves 4