Baingan Ka Bartha/ Brinjal Curry – Microwave Cooking

I had written some time back that I would share my microwave cooking experiences but after the initial post, I just forgot to share more. Sometimes, I have to move around my drafts and ensure that I cover everything without making it look repetitive. Once I got my cooking range, the microwave cooking saga met a natural end, however I am already thinking that I must cook at least once in a month in it to get a hang of it.


Baingan Ka Bartha is a mashed up brinjal curry, very famous in the northern part of India. It is surprising that I have cooked this on stove top many times but has not got featured on the blog till now but before the normal version, I am posting the microwave version! Sometimes, it is good to make exceptions, right? πŸ™‚ In fact, the reason why I never blogged about the normal cooked one was because I never got the taste I wanted – at least that charred taste should be out. The microwave version just tasted the same like my normally cooked one, so till I get it right, I will not post it. Secondly, I don’t have a brinjal friendly crowd at home – ahem, they don’t like most of the stuff apart from non-vegetarian dishes but since they have no other option than eat what I make, it gets finished!! Hehe… Let’s have a look at how it can be made using the microwave…Β Recipe adapted from here



Baingan Ka Bartha/ Brinjal Curry - Microwave Cooking

Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 brinjal long variety (around 300 gm)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 medium onions minced
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 chillies chopped
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium tomato chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste


  • Wash the brinjal, remove the top. Prick all over using a fork. Put the wet brinjal in a microwave bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.
  • Remove and allow to cool. Cut into two and scoop out the pulp. Mash well.
  • In the same bowl, add ingredients from oil to salt along with the brinjal pulp.
  • Mix well and cook for 8 minutes, uncovered.
  • Add in the tomato and paste, mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes. Mix well. Serve warm with rotis!

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  1. baingan ka bartha looks so amazing .. nice posting using microwave..very useful when u run out of gas πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Veena… πŸ™‚

  2. this is the one recipe where I have failed many times, actually I have stopped trying it out now, yours looks yummm

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

    1. Thanks a lot Gloria… πŸ™‚

  3. Good post. My fav Baigan ka bartha

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  4. My favourite, yours looks absolutely great

    1. Thanks a lot Gauri…

  5. Woooww. .as simple as that !! Enna try cheythittu thannae kaaryam. .;) hey. .pop on to my space ok; )

    1. Thank you so much for the mention daa… πŸ™‚

  6. looks delicious…can have with naan or paratha

    1. Thanks a lot Amrita…

  7. not a fan of baingan but tis looks sooper delicious..

    1. Thank you so much Kalpana…

  8. OH! Lovely. Love baigan ka bartha. Yours looks very inviting.

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

  9. I've never made this in a microwave, sounds pretty simple and looks delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  10. I'm not much fond of brinjal but this curry is tempting me n my stomach started asking me when are u trying this yummy dish… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  11. yummy— love baigan bharta.

    1. Thanks a lot Mayuri…

  12. Aww…baingan bartha looks so spicy and delicious, easy to make recipe!

    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha…

  13. looks yumm… would taste great with paratha..

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  14. baingan bhartha is one of my favorite with brinjal and am not a brinjal lover too..the microwave version looks perfectly done and I wish could dig in with some chapathis,Rafee πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  15. Always a fan of baingan bhartha and yours look so yum! Brinjal happens to be one of my favourite veggies!

    1. Thank you so much Kanak…

  16. Very nice and I love it, the technic, the simplicity and the flavors. Thank you for sharing. Gonna try.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

  17. Sounds very easy with microwave ! Delicious recipe…!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

  18. love it anytime..yumm..

    1. Thanks a lot Smitha…

  19. wow, this was cooked in a microwave!!. looks very delicious!!

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  20. this is my all time fav side dish πŸ™‚ and you explained so well dear

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

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