Instant Pot Baingan Bharta (Mashed Spiced Eggplant)


Baingan bharta is a flavorful vegetarian eggplant dish full of flavor. You don’t need to go to an Indian restaurant to enjoy this classic Indian dish because it’s so easy to make at home, especially in an instant pot!

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If you haven’t tried this Indian eggplant recipe before then you are in for a treat! It’s almost surprising to see how delicious eggplant can be especially when combined with caramelized onions, sweet tomatoes and a blend of Indian spices. It’s lip smacking good (smack. smack. mmm…) 

Baingan bharta is typically made by first cooking eggplants on a stove directly over a flame or on a grill to give it a smoky flavor, but I’ve simplified the recipe to make it all in one pot and I find that it tastes about the same. And truthfully, the ease of making this dish means that I make and enjoy it a lot more often.

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As a toddler mom, making food quickly and easily is very important to me. Cooking homemade Indian food is also important to me. That’s why I love my instant pot, because I can make Indian food quickly and easily and have my hands free (to stop my mischievous toddler from getting into trouble… #tornadotony). If you are looking for more Indian instant pot recipes then be sure to check out my cookbook, Indian Food Under PressureYou’ll find this recipe for baingan bharta in the book 🙂

I hope you love this delicious mashed spiced eggplant recipe. Serve it with naan or basmati rice and maybe a couple other dishes like my butter chickpeas or aloo methi or veggie biryani.

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