baingan ka chokha

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Baingan ka chokha recipe with step by step photos – Baingan chokha as it is called in bihar is a delicious fire-roasted mashed aubergine dish that is served with Littis or sattu ka paratha. A low fat, gluten-free and vegan dish.

baingan ka chokha

This is a Bihari style delicious baingan chokha and it tastes very different than the Punjabi Baingan bharta. apart from baingan, all the other ingredients used are raw. Nothing is sauteed in oil. A bit of mustard oil is added which gives a slight pungency in the dish and compliments the light sweet taste of the baingan very well.

To prepare the baingan chokha, you will need bharta baingan or the large violet aubergine or eggplant. Fire roasting baingan, gives a smoky flavor to the dish. Though you can even roast aubergine in an oven.

Again like Tomato chokha and Aloo chokha, this recipe is very easy. Apart from serving with litti, you can also have baingan chokha with rotis or parathas or as side accompaniment with any North Indian meal.

How to make baingan ka chokha

Roasting baingan

1. Rinse the baingan (eggplant or aubergine) in water. Place it on a wired rack on a stovetop or you can place it directly on fire.

baingan for baingan ka chokha recipe

2. Keep turning the eggplant after 2 to 3 minutes on the flame so that it is evenly cooked.

baingan for baingan chokha recipe

3. Roast the eggplant till its completely cooked and tender. With a knife check the doneness. The knife should slid easily in eggplant without any resistance. Remove the eggplant and immerse in a bowl of water till it cools down.

baingan for baingan chokha recipe

4. Then peel it and chop.

baingan for baingan chokha recipe

5. Add the chopped eggplant in a mixing bowl along with its juices.

baingan for baingan chokha recipe

Making baingan ka chokha

6. Then add ⅓ cup chopped onions, ½ teaspoon chopped green chilies, ½ teaspoon chopped garlic and 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.

spices for baingan chokha recipe

7. Add 1 teaspoon mustard oil. If you want, you can add ¼ to ½ teaspoon lemon juice for a slight tang.

lemon juice for baingan chokha recipe

8. Season with salt.

salt for baingan chokha recipe

9. Mix everything very well. Check the taste and add more salt, mustard oil and green chilies if required.

making baingan chokha recipe

10. Serve baingan ka chokha with litti chokha or sattu ka paratha or rotis or parathas.

baingan ka chokha recipe
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baingan chokha recipe

Baingan ka Chokha

5 from 5 votes
Baingan chokha is a delicious fire roasted mashed eggplant dish that is served with littis or sattu ka paratha
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Cuisine Bihari
Course: Side Dish

Servings 3 to 4
Units

Ingredients

  • 420 grams large eggplant (baingan) or 1 large bharta baingan
  • cup chopped onions or 1 medium onion - chopped or 50 grams onion
  • ½ teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • ½ teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

    (cilantro leaves)

  • 1 teaspoon mustard oil
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  • salt as required

Instructions

roasting baingan

  • Rinse the baingan (eggplant) in water. Place it on a wired rack on a stove top or you can place it directly on fire.
  • Keep turning the eggplant after 2 to 3 minutes on the flame, so that its evenly cooked.
  • Roast the baingan till its completely cooked and tender. 
  • With a knife check the doneness. The knife should slid easily in baingan without any resistance. Remove the baingan and immerse in a bowl of water till it cools down.
  • Then peel it and chop.

making baingan chokha

  • Add the chopped baingan in a mixing bowl along with its juices.
  • Then add 1/3 cup chopped onions, 1/2 teaspoon chopped green chilies, 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic and 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.
  • Add 1 teaspoon mustard oil. If you want, you can add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice for a slight tang.
  • Season with salt. Mix everything very well.
  • Serve baingan ka chokha with litti chokha or rotis.

Notes

  • Recipe can be doubled.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 344mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 4.3mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 0.3mg

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8 Comments

  1. Dassana, came out very well. I added boiled peas to increase quantity. Gave a nice texture to the subzi.5 stars

    1. thanks priyadarshini. boiled peas can be added. sometimes i add them to baingan bharta also. yes, peas give a nice texture and taste.

  2. Hi Dassana I am going to try this recipe tomorrow. How long does it usually take to roast the eggplant completely? I have a large eggplant similar to the one in your photos and want to make sure it’s cooked thoroughly. Thanks!

    1. it takes 5 to 6 minutes. poke a knife or a fork in the center and it should slid easily. if there is resistance, it means that the eggplant is not yet cooked. happy cooking.

    1. deepika, i have not added the recipe. i do plan to add this recipe in some time.

  3. When my mom makes it, she adds tomatoes with eggplant. Tomatoes are also roasted on fire in the same way. It adds to the flavour. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It is almost same as my mother’s. Have a great day.