Step - by - Step Baingan ka Bharta

3/21/2011 Raksha Kamat 19 Comments

One of the best things I learnt is to make Baingan ka Bharta the traditional way but without
using charcoal. The taste however is similar to that cooked on charcoal. I seriously love the tangy taste and this does not make me miss "maa ke haath ka khana". The procedure mentioned below is how Goan's cook Baingan ka Bharta. I added a little more tamarind paste as I really love it that way.

1 big brinjal
2 onions
2 green chillies
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
1/2 cup tamarind paste
2 tbsp freshly grated coconut
1 marble sized ball of tamarind
salt to taste

Clean the brinjal and make 4 -5 slits as shown below.

 Heat a frying pan and spread 1 tablespoon oil.
Apply oil to the entire brinjal and keep it on the pan and cover it as shown below.

After sometime open the covering and turn the brinjal carefully to the other side.
Carefully insert the marble sized tamarind ball through one slit and again cover the lid.
Keep on turning the brinjal till it gets cooked on all sides.
This might take 25 - 35 Min's.
Once cooked it will turn brown and it will emit water as shown below.

Let the brinjal remain covered until it cools.
After cooling, peel it off.
Mash the pulp and mix in finely chopped onions and green chillies.
Add grated coconut and mix well.
Mix in the tamarind paste.
Add salt to taste.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Sending this recipe to 'ONLY' - ORIGINAL  RECIPES event announced by Nivedita of Niveditaskitchen and Pari of Foodelicious.



  1. Very nice recipe and explanation...

  2. Looks yummy! Thanks for the tips dear...

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  4. Baingan ka bharta looks delicious. I love them.

  5. Thanks Swathi, Jay and Treat and Trick.

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  7. Lovely detailed recipe Raksha, looks yummy!....thanks for the comments at my blog much appreciated:)

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  9. Thanks Kitchen Queen, Suman,Sushma and Pushpa.

  10. First time here . my doters name is also raksha :)u have a cute blog..nicely explained.Good job :)

  11. congrats on your award, wishing many more to come. Thanks for sharing the award with me.

  12. Awesome clicks... Lovely recipe and drooling over your pics.. Just yummy..

  13. Love Bharta..great step by step instructions

  14. Love baingan ka barta...loved ur version of grilling the veggie too.

  15. Delicious bharta n great pictorials!

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  16. wonderful step and detailed recipe :) happy to follow ur tempting space :)

  17. This is not the goan style either you forgot the coconut or you don't know what goan brinjal bharta is. No brinjal bharta is complete without coconut in Goa. Try with coconut. You will enjoy it. I promise.


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