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Aloo – Baigan Ka Bharta (Spicy Mashed Brinjal and Potatoes)

Aloo – baigan ka bharta is  a mouth watering side dish which is relished in Bihar along-side authentic Bihari cuisine “litti‘ (more on this later). Bharta has a wonderful aroma associated with the roasted baigan. While you can go about executing this recipe without using potatoes, but I personally like to add potato, which improves its consistency and the final product becomes palatable to even those who are not very fond of baigan or baingan.


Baigan or brinjal or eggplant: one medium
Potatoes: one small, boiled, peeled and mashed
Onions: one medium sized , finely chopped
Ginger paste: 1 tbsp
Garlic paste: 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder (Haldi): ½ tsp
Red chili powder: ½ tsp
Garam masala: ½ tsp
Salt as per taste
Green chilies: 3-4, finely chopped
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Cooking oil



  • Grease baigan with mustard oil and roast it in a covered pan on a low flame. Keep turning baigan in order to ensure full roasting.
  • Cool baigan under running water and peel off the blackened skin.
  • Mash the flesh properly.
  • Heat oil in kadai.
  • Add green chilies and fry for a minute.
  • Add finely chopped onions and fry till they turn brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till they turn brown.
  • Add salt, red chili powder, haldi and garam masala and fry all masalas for a minute.
  • Add mashed baigan and fry till it is completely cooked.
  • Add mashed potatoes and mix well.
  • Add lemon juice and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serves/Makes:  3-4


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1 Comment

  1. Radhika

    How wonderful ! I am going to cook it today …..

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