Vegan Baigan Bartha Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Baigan Bartha Recipe

Vegan Baigan Bartha Recipe


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6



  • 2 large eggplants baingan
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1- inch piece of ginger grated
  • 2 green chilies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp of coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of red chili powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp of garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp of oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Alternatively, you can cook the eggplants directly on a gas stove by placing them on a flame and turning them occasionally until the skin is charred and the flesh becomes soft. If using the oven, line a baking sheet with foil and place the eggplants on it.
  • Roast the eggplants in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the skin is charred and the flesh is soft. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
  • Once the eggplants are cool enough to handle, peel off the charred skin and discard it. Mash the roasted eggplant flesh with a fork or chop it finely.
  • Heat oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent.
  • Add minced garlic, grated ginger, and chopped green chilies. Sauté for another minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become soft and mushy.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder (if using), and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the mashed or chopped roasted eggplant to the skillet. Stir well to combine with the onion and tomato mixture.
  • Cook the mixture for about 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the flavors meld together.
  • Add garam masala and mix well.
  • Remove from heat and squeeze lemon juice over the Baingan Bharta. Mix well.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
  • Serve the vegan Baingan Bharta hot with roti, naan, or rice.


Calories: 120 | Total Fat: 5g | Total Carbohydrates: 18g | Dietary Fiber: 8g | Protein: 3g

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