Baigan Ka Bharta [Mashed Roasted Eggplant or Baingan] Curry by Monica Uppal Popli - November 22, 2015October 1, 2022 Baigan Ka Bharta [Mashed Roasted Eggplant or Baingan] Print Recipe Pin Recipe Course Main DishCuisine Indian Ingredients 1 large baigan (eggplant)2 tbsp oil1 tbsp butter2 medium onions finely chopped2 tomatoes finely chopped1/4 cup shelled peas1 tsp salt1/2 tsp red chilli powder Instructions Wash and dry the eggplant. Smear oil on the skin and a pierce it with a knife at a couple of spots.On a medium flame, roast the whole and unpeeled eggplant. Turn it a few times till the skin is charred all over and the flesh is thoroughly soft. Let it cool and then remove the blackened skin. Keep the skinless eggplant under water to take off any remaining bits of charred skin.Mash the flesh with a fork to make a smooth pulp. Keep aside.In a Kadai or wok, heat oil and butter. Add the onions, and saute till they become transculent. Add the tomatoes and fry till they wilt. Sprinkle in the salt and red chillie powder. Stir in peas and let them cook till tender. If using frosted peas, defrost before use. Blend in the mashed eggplant into the masala and stir well. Cook on medium heat for around 10 minutes. Notes The color of the bharta depends on the color of tomatoes. Use red ripe tomatoes. You can roast the eggplant in a grill or in a oven at 400 F. Preheat oven and place eggplant on a baking sheet and turn occasionally, until charred all over and softened, about 40 minutes. Line the baking sheet with foil for easy up.