Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry)


This is a really easy and tasty Indian dish that is sure to stir up your taste buds. Delicious baingan bharta is ready to eat with pita bread, Indian naan, or rice.

close up view of Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry) garnished with fresh herbs on a red and white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 large eggplant

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • 1 fresh jalapeno chile pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ bunch cilantro, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Place eggplant on a medium baking sheet. Bake 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until tender. Remove from heat, cool, peel, and chop.

  3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Mix in cumin seeds and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender.

  4. Mix ginger garlic paste, curry powder, and tomato into the saucepan, and cook about 1 minute. Stir in yogurt. Mix in eggplant and jalapeno pepper, and season with salt. Cover, and cook 10 minutes over high heat. Remove cover, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking about 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
8g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 739mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 559mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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