Dim Begun or Egg Brinjal Bharta

Look like it is a kind of bharta , but the taste and the preparation is quite different from a regular begun bharta. I have used brinjal in many form, but never cooked it with egg. Today after trying this, the taste reminds me of a lunch I had had long before in one of my relatives house. While cooking Dim Begun Bharta, just make sure that you have mixed the eggs vigorously with the brinjal and it should not be visible in the dish at all.

Dim Begun Bharta

Ingredients for Dim Begun Bharta

  • Brinjal – 2
  • Egg – 2
  • Onion – 1 large , chopped
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Salt, turmeric – as required
  • Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Kishmish or raisin – 1 tbsp
  • Bayleaf and whole garam masala
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • White oil for cooking

How to make Dim Begun Bharta

Cut the brinjal incubes. Soak them in salt water for 15 minutes.

Fry this brinjal cubrs in oil with a pinch of salt, turmeric and red chili powder.

Fry till the brinjal becomes soft. Remove from heat and keep aside.

Heat some more oil and the ghee in the same pan. Now temper the oil and ghee mixture with bayleaf and whole garam masala.

When the masala become fragrant, add chopped onion and fry till golden.

Next add the ginger paste, salt, turmeric and chili powder. Sprinkle some water and fry the masala well.

Return the fried brinjal back to the pan. Mix well and make it a mash.

Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add them gradually . Using the spatula , stir continuously so that the eggs are not getting solidified . It should be mixed with the brinjal seamlessly and there should not be any visibility of eggs in the dish.

You can see this , there is no trace of eggs when they are incorporated fully.

Cook for 5 minutes over low heat till oil starts coming out of the dish. Adjust the seasoning and sprinkle the sugar. You need to add the raisin at this stage too.

You may add one more spoon of ghee and some garam masala powder at the end.

Goes well with roti, fulka, paratha or plain rice.

Dim Begun Bharta
Dim Begun Bharta