Zucchini and eggplant bharit - from the turmeric trail

Main Dish
4 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy
A very tasty vegetarian recipe.


Number of serving: 4
1 medium sized eggplant

1 zuchini

2-3 tablespoons oil

3/4 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 medium onion diced

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 tomato, cut into a dice

1/3 cup, roasted coarsely ground peanuts

2 green chillies, minced

8-20 curry leaves

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  • Roast the eggplant on a grill or open gas flame till the outer skin is completely charred and the eggplant is cooked through.
  • The process takes about 10-12 minutes. Cool and peel the skin off.
  • Grate the zucchini with the skin on and set aside.
  • Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds and cumin and wait till the mustard begins to pop.
  • Stir the onion, turmeric and tomato and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix in the roasted eggplant and zucchini and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring well to mix and soften the eggplant.
  • Mix in all the remaining ingredients and cook for 3-4 minutes. Enjoy.


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