Bangan ka Bhurta (Indian Eggplant)

Bangan ka Bhurta (Indian Eggplant)


"This is a very simple, quick and more importantly authentic Indian side dish of grilled eggplant and tomato. Best served with naan or roti. It should have a consistency of, um, well, 'mush' when finished, but it's good."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 61 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 61 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven broiler. Place eggplant in a roasting pan, and broil 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until about 1/2 the skin is scorched.
  2. Place eggplant in microwave safe dish. Cook 5 minutes on High in the microwave, or until tender. Cool enough to handle, and remove skin, leaving some scorched bits. Cut into thick slices.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat, stir in the onion, and cook until tender. Mix in eggplant, and tomatoes. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Continue to cook and stir until soft. Garnish with cilantro to serve.
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  1. 26 Ratings


Try this small change and you will definitely have authentic baingan ka bharta. After peeling off the eggplant skin, mash the pulp coarely. Use the mashed eggplant for the last steps when you return this to the pan with onions etc. Cook this well, add 2 tsp of cumin powder, 1 tsp red chilli powder and 1 tsp garam masala (you will get this at any indian store. Happy cooking !


My Bangan ka Bhurta did not look like the image posted, and did not taste like Indian Bangan ka Bhurta I've ever had in Indian restaurants. I've had it often since it is one of my favorite Indian dishes. I doubled up on the spices and it still didn't change much... Not sure what I could have done to fix it. I must add though, that it was delicious, served cold the next day with left over naan! Didn't taste like it should, but was still flavorfull! I won't make this again, I will try to find another recipe.


After eating something similar to this in a Mediterranean Restaurant I have been searching high and low for a recipe. This is it! This recipe is very tasty and easy to make. I left out the cilantro and the next time I make it I will omit or cut out the cayenne pepper. It was just a little too hot for me but a great eggplant side dish! Good and healthy!