Bengali begun pora/ roasted eggplant bharta

Main Dish
2 servings
20 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
1 eggplant, slit lengthwise

Handful of fresh coriander

1 medium red onion

Few green chilies

Generous drizzle of mustard oil


  • Smoke or roast the eggplant. Hold the eggplant over a low open gas flame. Rotate frequently.
  • In the meantime, keep all your other ingredients ready.
  • After about 20 minutes, when the skin is completely charred, remove the eggplant from the flame.
  • Allow the eggplant to cool, then discard the skin. Mash the eggplant with the back of a fork or use your hands.
  • Add the onion, green chilies, coriander leaves, mustard oil and salt and mix well. The smoke-kissed Bengali Begun Pora is now ready to be eaten with ruti.


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