Bhanta Chokha or Baigan Chokha

  • preptime Preparation
    5 min
  • cooktime Cook Time
    20 min
  • resttime Rest Time
    5 min
  • totaltime Total Time
    30 min
  • method Method
  • cuisine Cuisine
  • cuisine Servings
    4

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Bhanta Chokha
  • preptime Preparation
    5 min
  • cooktime Cook Time
    20 min
  • resttime Rest Time
    5 min
  • totaltime Total Time
    30 min
  • method Method
  • cuisine Cuisine
  • cuisine Servings
    4

Roasted eggplant recipe, also known as baigan chokha in Hindi and Bhanta chokha in Nepali, is an easy and quick recipe for a side dish. It is a popular Bihari dish that gives a smoky flavor as it is roasted over on an open flame.

Also, baigan chokha is a different recipe to baigan bharta. Bhanta chokha is a side dish that can be served with rice or with roti(bread).

Bhanta Chokha or Baigan Chokha Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized Eggplant / Aubergine
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard oil (you can pick your taste of oil)
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • A clove sized ginger part
  • one teaspoon of cumin powder (roasted cumin can also be used)
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped coriander
  • green chili to taste
  • one teaspoon of Sichuan pepper

Bhanta Chokha or Baigan Chokha Preparation

  • Clean the eggplant. 
  • Cut off each eggplant into half without making it two separate halves.
  • Chop the garlic and ginger finely. 
  •  Chop the green chilies finely.

Bhanta Chokha or Baigan Chokha cooking steps

Bhanta Chokha

  • Roast eggplants on a medium open flame. 

Roasted Brinjal

  • Turn each eggplant every 2 minutes, so all the sides cook thoroughly.
  • Peel the burnt cover.

Roasted EggPlant

  • Mash the eggplants with a knife or your hand.

baingan-chokha

  • Add finely chopped ginger, garlic, coriander, salt, and mustard oil.

Bhanta Chokha

  • Mix everything well.

Bhanta Chokha