Baingan Bartha Recipe


1 large Aubergine whole

1 small onion diced into small pieces

1 small tomato chopped into small pieces

2 cloves of garlic chopped into small pieces

1 dried red chilli (two if you want it spicy)

1 tsp. mustard seeds

1/2 tsp. turmeric

Coriander to garnish 


  1. Roast the aubergine - you can either do this in the oven or over an open fire. We normally coat the aubergine in a little oil before it is roasted.
  2. Once the aubergine has cooled down, peel off the skin entirely.
  3. Chop the aubergine into little pieces and keep aside.
  4. Heat up some oil in a pan and put in the mustard seeds.
  5. When they start to pop put in the red chilli, garlic and onions.
  6. Fry until the onions are brown and put in the chopped pieces of tomato.
  7. Fry until the oil separates from the onion-tomato mixture.
  8. Put in the pieces of aubergine and add the turmeric.
  9. Fry until the aubergine mixes well with the tomato mixture.


Serve hot with naan, pitta bread and yoghurt.