Baingan Bharta

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Baingan Bharta


This delicious South Asian dish features eggplant, which is low in calories but loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes


1 large eggplant
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tomato, diced
1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
1 fresh jalapeno chili pepper, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 bunch cilantro, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place eggplant on a medium baking sheet. Bake 20 to 30 minutes until tender. Remove from heat, cool, peel and chop.
  2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Mix in cumin seeds and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender. Mix in ginger garlic paste, curry powder and tomato, and cook about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in yogurt. Mix in eggplant and jalapeno pepper, and season with salt. Cover and cook 10 minutes over high heat.
  4. Remove cover, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking about 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro to serve.


  • Before serving, consider chopping the eggplant into smaller pieces or using a food processor. The taste may be improved when it’s all mixed together better.