Baigan Bhartha

Mashed Eggplant with Red Onions and Chilies

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Instant Indian: Classic Foods from Every Region of India Made Easy in the Instant Pot

By Rinku Bhattacharya

Published 2018

  • About

Baigan Bhartha, or any other bhartha, is about vegetables roasted on an open flame to char the outer skin and then peeled and mashed with a few essential spices, raw onions, and green chilies. This yields a smoky, light-tasting dish. Though the Instant Pot® will not give you that smoky taste, you will get a very flavorful, fuss-free eggplant dish that is a good busy weeknight alternative. This version also makes a great dip served with warm flatbreads.