Baigan Bhartha with palak and matar / Grilled Eggplant Spinach Dip

Bhartha  makes a good dip be it for chips or chappati . I had a eggplant lying around and charcoal grill was still hot after  weekend chicken barbecue so threw it in. We all roast eggplant in oven but the grilled eggplant had a wonderful smoky flavor and makes the dip more interesting.

Purple Eggplant - 1 big 
Spinach - 1 cup , chopped
Onion - 1/4 cup
Tomato - 1/2 cup, chopped
Peas - 1/4 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Chilli Pw - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Turmeric Pw - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

1. Wash eggplant and prick few holes with knife.
2. Throw eggplant on a grill and cover and cook for 30 -40 minutes.
3. Or keep on a baking sheet and roast at 425 F for 30 -40 minutes.
4. Cool peel the skin and take the pulp and mash it with fork .
5. Heat oil and add ginger garlic paste and onion .
6. Cook till the onion turns golden.
7. Add the turmeric and chilli powder and cook for few seconds.
8. Add tomato and cover and cook till it can be mashed with a spoon.
9. Add spinach and peas and cook for 2 -3 minutes.
10. Add eggplant pulp and cook for another 2 minutes.
11. Add salt and garam masala and mix well and remove from flame.
12. Serve with chips or Chapati


  1. Wonderful dip, Nisha! Love the idea of grilling eggplants..nice clicks too!!

  2. Looks creamy and delicious. I would love that with some prawn crackers.

  3. Beautiful clicks nisha, looks very yum

  4. Wonderful clicks... Awesome job!!

  5. Love the creamy B-Bhartha...!! sure looks good!!

  6. Bhartha is our fav..We love eggplants..this is soo good Nisha..Beautiful click as weel..

    Kairali sisters

  7. What a awesome mouthwatering dish! Great clicks!

  8. Your food is so beautiful. I'm a rank beginner when it comes to Indian food but I'm an eager and fast learner. I'll be back often to see your latest posts. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  9. Nisha-that looks very tempting. I loved the first picture! Nice recipe.

  10. u baked this eggplant,.anyway looks so delicious..i love baigan bartha..sure will try this idea..thanks for sharing

  11. Wow this looks superb and this healthy dish :)

  12. interesting combination looks good

  13. Loved the addition of veggies...yumm

  14. lovely combination of vegetables; looks delicious and that's a nice way to use the left over eggplant :)

  15. nice blog with yummy recipes....yummy bhartha...