Grilled Eggplant Curry


This curry is known as Baigan Bharta. I usually do the roasting in the oven, when I have lot of time on hand and in good mood I’ll used grill to do this. I love the smokey flavour it gives after grilling. Grilling takes about 45 minutes and needs constant attention  and have to turn every 5 mins, but its worth all the work. Once the grilling it done, curry can be made in under 15 mins. We had this with chapathis for dinner last night.


  • Eggplant – 1 Big
  • Onion – 1 medium size(chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 big(chopped)
  • Ginger- 1 inch(grated)


  • Garam Masala powder – 1tbsp
  • Cayenne pepper- 1 tsb

Oil for tempering and salt to taste. 2 tbsp of fresh lime/lemon juice.


Roasting Eggplant : Heat griddle on high. Rub little oil on eggplant and keep it on grill. Keep turning every 5 mins or so. It takes about  30 to 45 mins to get all  the skin on the eggplant to turn black. Have to trun very gently so the skin won’t break. Once the inside becomes soft, switch off and transfer to a plate. Peel the skin and mash with fork. Now its ready to be used.

Convenient method : Poke few hole with a fork all over the eggplant. Cover with foil and roast in 400 F oven for 35- 45 mins. Eggplant will collapse once its done. Let it cool, remove skin and mash the eggplant.

  1. On a medium high heat ,put oil in a pan add choppen onions and grated ginger, saute till soft them add tomatoes cook till soft. This takes about 5- 7 mins.
  2. Then add spices mix well, now add mashed eggplant. Mix well and keep stiring untill all the flavours comes together.
  3. Add salt to taste. Squeeze lime juice before serving.

Enjoy !

       I’ll be sending this to Pooja for her Vow-Brinjals  event . 



21 Responses to “Grilled Eggplant Curry”

  1. Uma Says:

    The curry looks lovely! Nice entry for the event. Yum!

    thanks Uma.

  2. Kalai Says:

    Wonderful entry! Love bhartha! 🙂

    Bhartha is my fav brinjal dish. Thanks Kalai.

  3. TBC Says:

    Baingan Bharta is one eggplant preparation I like but I don’t make it too well…

    Trying roasting in oven, easy to make and easy clean up as well.

  4. Pooja Says:

    Yet another Nice dish with eggplant , thanks a lot for sharing your much loved Family favorite dish 🙂 .
    Nice idea to Grill it . when I roast it on gas stove , it gets too messy to clean . Here is a good idea to grill it. thanks a lot for sharing our way of making Baingan Bhartha Madhu :).

    Its my pleasure to send in entry. Griling is better than stove top for sure.

  5. Saswati Says:

    You know what my grilling the baingan doesn’t come out so nice….but i am going to try your style of roasting.thanx for sharing.

  6. sowmya Says:

    nice entry… never tried to roast in oven..tahts a nice idea..

  7. Rupa Says:

    My favourite dish..Looks yummy..I usually roast on the gas time will try grilling..Thanks

  8. Mona Says:

    Grilled eggplant curry is so delicious! Your recipe and picture makes me prepare and have it today. Looks fab!

  9. vanamala Says:

    wow…simple and nice to have with roti’s na. I used to make different type. will try it

  10. Namratha Says:

    Oh I’ve been so looking for a good recipe for Baigan Bartha…love this! My search ends here 🙂

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