Bengan Bharta Curry



  • 2 large aubergines
  • 2 large onion sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes sliced
  • 1 tbspn yogurt
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • ¼ tspn carom seeds
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • Some salt to taste
  • Some red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tspn fenugreek leaves
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup chopped coriander
  • 4 green chillies sliced
  • 1 tspn sliced ginger
  • 4 tbspn lemon juice/ ½ lemon squeezed
  • A dollop of ghee


-Broil aubergines on naked fire until their skin is blistered. Remove from fire and with a sharp knife scrape the burnt skin.

-Take off the green part and mash the white cooked aubergines.

-Heat oil and fry onion until they are golden brown. Add all the spices, ginger and tomatoes. Mix well on high heat until the tomatoes are loose and mixed. Reduce the flame to medium and add aubergine puree. Mix well.

-Add yogurt and lemon and mix well. Let it cook for 5 – 10 minutes.

-Add a dollop of ghee and let it melt.

-Garnish with some coriander leaves and serve hot with chapattis and lacha parathas.

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