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Thursday, December 13, 2012


This is a tasty and unique north-indian gravy with chargrilled brinjals. This can be done with or without green peas. 


Brinjal ( Big variety) - 2
Green peas  - 1/4 cup 
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Onion - 1 big
Tomato - 2
Ginger- garlic paste - 1/2 tsp.
Green chillies - 2  finely chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
Garam masala - 2 tsp.
Coriander leaves - few
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 3 tablespoons
Ghee  - 1 tsp.


Slit the brinjals into half with stems intact. Brush it with oil and heat on direct, medium flame. Turn it on all sides by holding the stems till the outer skin turns black. When cool, peel the skin and gently rub under running water to remove the small black parts. Mash well and keep aside.

Shell the peas, boil it in water with salt for 3 minutes, drain the water and keep aside. Finely chop tomatoes, onions and green chillies.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds, when they sizzle, add onions and sauté till translucent alongwith a pinch of salt, add ginger garlic paste,chopped green chillies and sauté well until the raw smell is diffused. Now add the chopped tomatoes and the powders (except garam masala) and sauté till oil leaves the sides. Add cooked peas, mashed brinjal, garam masala and salt. Mix well. Cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with ghee. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with phulkas, pooris or chapathis.


  1. So perfect with roti or kulcha!!! love this piping hot bartha!!!
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  2. Hi! How many servings is this recipe? Wanna try this tonight but I'm thinking where I could buy all the ingredients, especially the turmeric powder. I rarely see this.

  3. I like the charred taste of the brinjal in this; but I have never added peas. a very delicious bartha to go with phulkas.

  4. super tempting and inviting . Join me in Fast Food - Poha event in my blog.

  5. Love the smoked eggplant flavor in this dish, looks yumm!

  6. Love this bhartha. very delicious.

  7. Just love this dish, can have with everything..Even as a sandwich.

  8. super delicious and excellent bhartha and I am getting the smoky and lovely aroma here.

  9. Love baingan bhartha!! perfect side for rotis..


  10. Looks excellent. I love this made with a ton of onions! It been some time since I made this - will do it soon.

  11. looks good! I actually do not have Turmeric Powder, and I am going to the grocery today to buy this, so later will do my own version :)


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