Spicy Hot Eggplant Dish (Baigan Ka Bhart)

I learned how to make this dish from YouTube, it’s an Indian vegetarian dish.  It’s super HOT, my husband and I like it so much, especially with roti ( Indian flatbread) or tortilla to go with it,  I like to toast the roti/tortilla and dip it in this eggplant dish..so good!  This is also a great side dish for grilled/barbecued meats. 

..it’s so easy to make, really easy! 🙂


..just put everything in a pressure cooker…I peeled the eggplant here but you can just leave it on like it said in the recipe



after about 5 minutes of high-pressure cooking..


Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon or a potato masher.  I know it doesn’t look very appetizing because it’s mushy, but appearances can be deceiving you know. .


Drizzle a little EVOO  before serving..If you like hot and spicy food, you really should try this..



4 slim eggplants
5 tomatoes
4 green chillies
4-5 driedred hot chilli peppers
2 onion
1/4 teaspoon tamarind paste
1/4 tsp cumin seeds ( I used powder)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup water
extra virgin olive oil ( EVOO) for drizzling

Put all the ingredients in a pressure cooker plus half a cup of water. Turn on heat, as soon as the pressure is built, put on simmer; and cook for about 5 minutes then release the pressure.

Remove cover/lid and turn the heat up high again, and with a wooden spoon stir the eggplant until most of the water has evaporated. It will begin to turn mushy but that’s how it supposed to be.. Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with a little EVOO.

Serve with roti for a hot and spicy snack or I like to pair this with grilled meat..so yummy for snacking

Thanks for your time…have a nice day!! 🙂 ♥

10 Responses to "Spicy Hot Eggplant Dish (Baigan Ka Bhart)"

  1. Wilmette   November 20, 2011 at 3:38 am

    I love eggplant, this sounds really delicious paired with grilled meat

  2. fimère   July 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    j’arrive à sentir l’odeur qui se dégage de cette délicieuse assiette
    j’aime beaucoup l’aubergine surtout quand c’est bien épicé
    je note
    bonne soirée

  3. Stella   July 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Hey Olive! I know appearances can be very deceiving. I’ve had something like this before, and your’e right-it’s so good! Yours sounds like a great spicy version of what i had (smile)!

  4. elle pee   July 30, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Wow, this looks delicious! I have made Caponatina, but I think this will be my next favorite recipe!

  5. pigpigscorner   July 29, 2010 at 4:28 am

    This looks super tasty. Loove anything spicy!

  6. Jeannie   July 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Bet this is super spicy with all the chillies you’d added in! Looks good! Can imagine how it taste with roti…yum!

  7. Angie's Recipes   July 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Love spicy food too..and this veggie curry looks super satisfying.

  8. rebecca   July 28, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    looks great and we have got to love you tube lol

  9. Pingback: Spicy Hot Eggplant Dish (Baigan Ka Bhart) | Latest Recipes | ClubEvoo

  10. James   July 28, 2010 at 10:07 am

    This is really delicious. I get it all the time at Indian restaurants–happy that I can now try to make it myself


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.