Sweet and Sour Baingan Bharta

Serving for - 2 Ingredients 1 big eggplant 1 onion - finely chopped 3-4 curry leaves 3-4 cloves of garlic - finel...

Serving for - 2


1 big eggplant

1 onion - finely chopped

3-4 curry leaves
3-4 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of asafoetida
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp of coriander powder
1/2 tsp of cumin powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp of garam masala
1/2 tsp tamarind paste concentrate
1/2 tsp grated jaggery
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
cilantro for garnishing


  • Make few vertical slits on eggplant with the help of knife and apply 2-3 drops of oil on it. Preheat the oven  at 400 degrees F and roast eggplant for 40-45 mins. Keep turning sides of eggplant in between.
  • After 40 mins take out eggplant from oven and let it cool down. Then peel off the skin and mash it really well.
  • Heat up oil in pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, pinch of asafoetida, curry leaves and let them crackle. Then add chopped onion and saute till onion becomes translucent. Then add chopped garlic and saute for few seconds. 
  • Now, add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt to taste. Saute for a minute.
  • Add mashed eggplant, tamarind paste concentrate, grated jaggery and mix well with spices. Reduce the flame to low and cover the pan. Let it cook for 5-6 mins on low heat. Switch off the heat and garnish with some chopped onion and cilantro.
Sending this recipe to Vardhini's  Dish It Out Event ~ Brinjal and Garlic guest hosted by Sangee


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  1. very new and very fresh. looks irresistible.

  2. Nice combo of sweet and sour. Bookmarking

  3. wow....lovely preperation with egg plant...superb

  4. looks different recipe and delicious too .....

  5. I do it almost the same way except for the tamarind and jaggery, looks very delicious..

  6. Very delicious n awesome combo with chapathis!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  7. This is my favorite..YUMMY


  8. nice recipe..looks oh so yummy

  9. very nice preparation...loved it!!thanks for sending over..

    First time here, loved all your recipes n the way you present them...happy to follow you...plz visit mine when you find time and will be happy if you join me as well :)Thank You!!

    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event ~ Dish It Out-Brinjal n Garlic

  10. Droolworthy bharta.......feel like having it with fresh roti right now.

  11. Delicious Bharta recipe...just loved this version of urs:-)

  12. Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting dish.

  13. First time here dear and happy to have stopped by - this looks delicious - I am based in Pune when I come to India and have tasted my fair share of maharastrian good and love it :) Look forward to more through your blog. Following you dear - Hope you will visit my blog and follow back :) cheers, priya

  14. this is so new to me, extremely delicious one..

  15. Nice blog sharing information



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