Baingan bharta or Baingan ka bhurtha or Baingan da bhurtha or Wangyacha Bharit is a South Asian dish bearing a resemblance to baba ghanoush. Baingan bharta is a part of the national cuisines of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Wikipedia
Baingan bharta no its aalu baingan bharta. I didn’t roast the baingan or brinjal/aubergine because my son don’t like the smoking flavour. He and all my family members love this.
And its very easy to make. Boil mash and fry with spices and your delicious bharta is ready.
I garnished the bharta with boiled peas. Got the idea from my friend Reem Khan. Thanks dear.
Potatoes – 2 large
Baingan or brinjal/aubergine/eggplant – 1 large
Onions – 2-3
Garlic – 3-4 cloves grated or chopped finely. You can add more if you like
Ginger – 1 tsp grated
Tomatoes – 2 large chopped
Green chilli – 1-2 chopped finely
cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder – 1/4tsp
Coriander leaves chopped – handful
Oil – 2 tbsp
Green peas – 1/2 cup
Salt – to taste
Ghee/clarified butter – 1 tsp optional
Peel and chop the potatoes. Chopp the baingan or aubergine. Boil in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistle.
Let it cool. Peel the baingan (optional) and mash well with potatoes.
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Add the chopped or grated garlic. Saute and add the onions.
Fry till onions change it’s colour. Add ginger and tomatoes. Saute till tomatoes becomes mushy. Add the dry spices. And saute.
When oil leaves the sides add the frozen peas, mashed aalu/potatoes and baingan.
Add salt fry till dried up completely. Add ghee or clarified butter and switch off the flame.
Add coriander leaves. Mix well. And its ready. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and boiled peas.
I had frozen peas so microwaved for 1 minute with little water and salt. If you have fresh peas then microwave for 3-4 minutes with little water and salt.
Serve with steamed rice, roti/Indian flat bread, paratha or naan.
Vidya Narayan says
Cannot ever get bored of eating this sabzi. I spread it on toasted bread or sandwich it with some green chutney too sometimes. Always end up making extra for the leftovers the next day that tastes so good. Great share.
Batter Up With Sujata says
Thanks a lot Vidya 😊 😊
Shobha Keshwani says
Sounds interesting. Combining all in baingan ka bharta is a lovely idea for a change. I must try this. Looks so tasty.
Usha Rao says
Potato and eggplant combo sounds good and I also thee pressure cooker tip to prepare the bharta. I am going to try it this way. Looks really good.
Priya Vj says
Wow this is a nice recipe of making baingan bhartha with aloo and that too without the smoky flavor. I am sure this will be a perfect hit with hot rotis and some chilled buttermilk
A different kind of bharta Sujata. Also like how you have decorated aalu baingan bharta with the peas. Will have to try this recipe as I usually make it with eggplant alone.
I love potatoes and love eggplants. Never thought of making a bharta combining these two. Have to try this soon!
I love baingan bharta but have never tried Aloo Baingan Bharta. It looks so delicious. Will try your version too. Nice post.
Mina Joshi (@GiveMeSomeSpice) says
This looks so creative and decorative, Like your idea of adding potatoes to the baigan bhartha. Cooking it in the pressure cooker is also a great tip.
Hey Sujata this baigan bharta made by pressure cooking the eggplant and the potatoes is a wonderful idea. Next time I make bharta will try it and also add the peas.
Seema Doraiswamy Sriram says
Baingan ka bhartha is my hudands favorite, so Aloo baingan ka bartha will be a super hit in no time. I love how beautiful this dish looks with a string of peas on it.
Jayashree T.Rao says
Aloo Baingan Bharta is quite new to me. Never made with potato in it. Since it is a quick dish, I must try it some time. Looks delicious Sujata.
the husband loves Baingan bharta, must make this version for him sometime