Baingan Ka Bharta is actually translated as Eggplant Mishmash. This Indian basic is a crowd-pleaser throughout all ages, with every household’s model barely distinctive, and at all times scrumptious. My fam’s recipe is under.

I hope you and your children adore it!


4 servings as a fundamental


  • 2 medium eggplants
  • avocado oil to rub the eggplants
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 finely chopped inexperienced chili (can skip for kiddos if wanted)
  • 1 finely chopped inexperienced bell pepper
  • giant pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1.5 tsp floor cumin
  • 1.5 tsp floor coriander
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar


Rub the eggplants with avocado oil and poke holes into them with a fork. Roast them at 425F for 30-40 min till fork tender. Enable it to chill, then peel the pores and skin. (Save for an additional use or eat as is. It may be barely bitter however nonetheless yummy.) Mash the flesh with a fork and put aside.

Heat cumin and mustard seeds in avocado oil for a couple of minute till they sizzle and simply start to pop. Add chopped onion and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Then add minced garlic, minced ginger and finely chopped inexperienced chili and sauté for a minute.

Add the finely chopped inexperienced bell pepper with a big pinch of salt and sauté for a few minutes. Add turmeric, floor cumin and floor coriander. Sauté for a minute till the spices are aromatic.

Add chopped tomatoes (I used puréed trigger it’s all I had) and cook dinner for 5-10 minutes till it darkens a bit in coloration and the oil separates from the liquid a bit. Then add the mashed eggplant, salt and pepper and cook dinner for 5-10 minutes on a low flame.

Add sugar and blend nicely. Drizzle with a bit of lime juice and end with contemporary cilantro.

We adore it with lentils and rice, quinoa or roti.



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