Monday, June 25, 2012

Eggplant and Potato Curry/ Baigan ka bharta

My DH doesn’t like eggplant (AT ALL). I was never a hater of any vegetable, so it was surprising for me to know this. Initially whatever I tried to get him to eat failed. He would simply say thank you and NOT eat. So I stopped getting eggplant. But there are days when those shiny purple beauties call my name. So I went back to experimenting with them a year ago. I don’t tell DH that it’s eggplant. He simply cleans the plate. Then when I tell him what it was made of, he is sometimes surprised; sometimes he says he thought so. This is one of my ways that I make. Kids eat without a fuss too, so that’s an added bonus.

Prep Time: 10 min| Cooking Time: 20 min| Serves: 5


Eggplant – 1 big - Finely chopped
Potatoes – 3 medium - Cut into small cubes.
Bell pepper – 1 - Finely chopped
Onion – 1 medium - Finely chopped
Tomato – 2 or 3 medium sized
Garlic – 4 pods – crushed
Turmeric – ½ tsp.
Chili Powder – 1 tsp.
Garam masala – ½ tsp.
Chana masala – 1 tsp.
Salt to taste ~ 1 tsp.
Oil – 2 tsp.

Method of preparation

~Wash and Cut all the vegetables very fine
~ In a wide heavy bottomed pan, heat oil. Add onions, bell pepper and garlic and fry until onion is translucent.
~ Add potatoes and cover and cook for few minutes. (Since I cut them very small, few minutes is good enough for it to cook)
~ Now add the eggplant and the spices; turmeric, chili, chana masala. Mix them well and add salt to taste.
~ Lower the heat, cover and cook for about 10 minutes, mixing every now and then to avoid sticking to the bottom.
~ Once they are almost done, add tomatoes and garam masala. Give it all a mix and continue to cook until tomatoes are done.
~ Serve hot with roti or any kind of bread.

Sending this to SYF&HWS Series - Red Chili, brain child of Anu , guest hosted by me all this month.


  1. delightful bharta......very neat presentation. Inviting you to visit my space at your leisure.

  2. I've never had this before, but sounds good!

  3. baingan subzi looks very delicious

  4. wow yummy...loved the combo. :)

    - Sarika

  5. This is delicious baingan truly..Yummy.


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