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Baingan Bharta is a traditional North Indian dish made from roasted aubergines or eggplants. The dish is known for its rich and smoky flavour which is achieved by roasting the aubergines directly over the flame. It's a popular dish across Indian homes and is usually served with roti or naan. It's a healthy dish packed with fibre and essential nutrients.

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large aubergine


- 4


5 cloves

onions, finely chopped


green chilli, finely chopped


cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon

tomatoes, finely chopped



2 tablespoon

Salt to taste

Fresh coriander for garnish



Step 1:

Begin by roasting the aubergine over direct flame until the skin is charred and the aubergine is soft and cooked. Allow it to cool.

Step 2:

Once the aubergine has cooled, remove the charred skin and mash the pulp.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Once they begin to splutter, add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the green chilli, turmeric powder, and red chilli powder. Mix well.

Step 5:

Now, add the tomatoes and cook until they are soft.

Step 6:

Add the mashed aubergine and salt to the pan and mix everything together. Let it cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame.

Step 7:

Finally, garnish the dish with fresh coriander leaves before serving.

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