Bharta (Baigan Barta)

Bharta is made with grilled, mashed eggplant – badnekai. It is usually made during Sankranti. It is my brother’s favorite recipe!

Baingan (badanekai) 250 gms, carrots 100gms, fresh green grams, green chillis, til, gural powder ,cumin seeds and salt.

  • Roast til and cumin seeds and powder it.
  • Also roast green chillis in oil.
  • Apply oil on the brinjal and roast on low fire.
  • Steam carrots after cutting into small pieces.
  • Mix all the ingredients and mash to coarse consistency.
  • Mix gural powder, cumin and sesame(til) powder.
  • Add salt to taste and mix well.

Typically Served With:

Chapati, rotti, Sajji rotti, katak rotti etc


6 Responses

  1. Hello,
    Thanks for a different kind of Badnikai Bharta recipe, its our favourite one, however we do it a bit different from this one. Can i post my recipe onto this website, I have a lot of North Karnataka recipe and would love to post them here.

    Please do post new recipes and keep up the good work.


    Hi Anjali,
    You can definitely post new recipes as a comment and I will be happy to put those on the site. I will find a way to have users post their own recipes once I get a chance :).

  2. Hi,
    I am a big fan of north karnataka recipes,thnks for posting them.Where can i get gural powder in US? Could u pls let me know.

    Hi Shubha,
    I don’t think we get gural powder in the US. I get it from India and then roast and grind little bit at a time as needed.

  3. What is gural? I have found something that says it is black til. Is that correct?

  4. Googled for Gural, it is also spelt Gurellu and is known as Niger seeds in US. It’s available in the bird feed section of the pet/grocery stores!!!!

  5. Hi,
    Its too good. Thanks a lot for your recipes..barta is yummy

  6. What about fresh greengrams?

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