Khandeshi Vangyache Bharith | Vangi Bharith Recipe

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vangyache bharit
khandeshi bharith

This recipe is little spicy but very delicious ….it looks green …the aroma of coriander, green onions and garlic gives it a very tempting flavor .

I have tasted variety of eggplants(vangi/brinjal/baingan) from almost all parts of India…But the best one which I had ever tasted is from “khandesh”(which is also called “Banana Republic of India”) ,  irrigated agricultural region of western India…The big light green shiny slender shape eggplant ( brinjal /  aubergine ) are available exclusively in this region of Maharashtra…This brinjal are huge and one might weigh up to 2-3.5lbs…the roasted eggplant recipe of this eggplant tastes the best … I’m following the same recipe which is very traditional in this part of India … if you ever visit the small village of this region of khandesh you will love to stuff yourself with this spicy recipe…the traditional roasting of this brinjal is done on bonfire  … Well now I don’t stay in north maharashtra so I’m using the big purple eggplant for this recipe.

[box] Also check- Bharli vangi |Bharwa baingan with peanut coconut gravy[/box]

[ingredients title=”Ingredients to make khandeshi vangyache bharit”]

  • 1kg (before roasting weight) roasted eggplant pulp (check how to roast eggplant with all the tips from buying till roastingroasted eggplant for baingan bhartha or vangyache bharit
  • 250 gm green onion/spring onion(preferably fresh and tender one)
  • 8-9 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 green garlic strands(optional)
  • Carom seeds (optional)
  • Green chilies ( according to your taste)I prefer less spicy variety for this recipe as it contains lot of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dry coconut  slices 
  • 10-15 peanuts
  • 1-2 tablespoon filtered groundnut oil or mustard oil or olive oil
  • Salt  to taste

For garnishing

  • Handful of coriander leaves (optional if you don’t like it )


[directions title=”Step by Step Directions to make khandeshi style Vangyache  bharith “]

  1. Mash the roasted eggplant  when it is  hot don’t allow it to cool its difficult to mash it if its cool down .This mashing procedure usually done in badgi (wooden mortar and pestle ) . u can use potato masher for this to remove skin of roasted eggplant
  2. how to smash roasted eggplant
  3. smashed brinjal / eggplant for bharit  /bharta
  4. Roast green chili with very little oil . take garlic and this roasted green chilly and ground it nicely.roated green chilly
  5. garlic and roasted green chilly for vangyache bharith
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  7. Heat oil in a pan . add carom seeds & dry coconut slices ,roast this slices till it becomes little brown.IMG_6348
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  9. Add  finely chopped green onion ,finely chopped green garlic  in it …saute it and let it cook by covering its lead green onion with roasted eggplant recipe
  10. Add grounded green chilies-  garlic &  roasted peanuts .IMG_6365
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  12. Add salt
  13. When this green onion and green garlic becomes tender add roasted  and mashed eggplant to it ….mix it nicely and let it cook for 6-7 minutes stirring it occasionally.IMG_6370
  14. vangyache bharit
  15. Garnish it with coriander leaves  .
  16. Serve this yummy roasted  eggplant recipe with fresh chapatis or puris or bajra /jawar roti and with lots of salad ( green onions , cucumber , tomatoes)

    vangyache bharith
    khandeshi bharith



1)      Don’t discard the oil which comes out of brinjal / eggplant / vangi  after you roast it ….taste it if its bitter then discard it otherwise use it in the recipe ..

2)      Please check  for worms in the roasted brinjal   by cutting the pulp before using the masher…

 [box] Follow the tips given in  –How to select Brinjal/aubergines/ eggplant and How to roast eggplant [/box]

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  1. I’m from Jalgaon Khandesh now staying in USA and I know how heavenly this recepie tastes. I miss this dish very much. Thank you so much for uploading this dish. Nostalgia!!!!

  2. It reminds of vangi bharit kendra in jalgoan.
    for vangi bharit lover that place is as holy as any of char dham.
    it is called shri krishna bharit kendra

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