Bharta For Dinner: 5 Varieties To Try
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Dinner is an opportune moment to enjoy a nutritious and fulfilling meal since we might have typically completed our daily household and work responsibilities by then. Sharing a delectable dinner with loved ones is an ideal way to unwind after a busy day. However, by day's end, we are often fatigued and lack the motivation to prepare an elaborate meal. Consequently, we seek out swift and tasty recipes that won't force us to compromise on flavour.

If you are also searching for some simple yet delectable options for dinner, why not try making bharta? Bharta stands for anything that is mashed. Loaded with a variety of flavourful spices, it can be prepared within half an hour. This yummy side dish goes well with rice, roti, and naan. The best part about bharta is that, apart from eggplant or any other vegetable, it can also be prepared with eggs, chicken, or other meat.

Here are five delicious varieties of bharta you can make for dinner:

Baigan Bharta

This is the classic bharta variety that is popular in every North Indian household. Made with roasted eggplant, this spicy dish is a popular item on the menus of restaurants as well. Eggplant, or brinjal, is the kind of veggie that usually stays at the bottom of our preference list. But this dish can definitely change your mind.

Aloo Bharta 

Aloo bharta is very similar to the popular Bihari dish, chokha. Made with boiled potatoes mashed along with onions, herbs, and spices, this dish can be prepared within ten minutes. It is best served with steamed rice or naan, along with some pickles and chutney. You can also add some tomatoes to get a tangy flavour.

Egg Bharta

If you love eggs, then this dish is a must-try for you. Egg bharta can be prepared in both spicy and non-spicy ways. This dish is creamy and aromatic and goes well with all kinds of parathas. Just cook the onion, red chilli, and ginger-garlic paste properly on low heat and add the eggs along with the spices, cream, and yoghurt. Cook for five minutes, and you are good to go.

Parwal Bharta

Parwal is one of those healthy veggies that is often ignored. But this bharta is definitely going to make you ask for more. Made with nigella seeds, red chillies, and garlic, parwal bharta is very easy to prepare. Just blend the pressure-cooked parwal with spices and cook with nigella seeds. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Chicken Bharta

This smoky, buttery dish can be heaven for all chicken lovers. Most meat dishes take time to cook, but these take comparatively less time. Loaded with various aromatic spices, chicken bharta can also be added to burgers, and for dinner, you can pair it with rice or any paratha.

Bharta is a versatile and beloved dish in Indian cuisine. Its preparation involves a unique roasting and mashing technique that infuses it with a distinct smoky flavour and creamy texture. With its blend of spices, herbs, meat, and vegetables, bharta offers a delicious and nutritious way to explore the diverse flavours on your dinner plate. Whether served as a side dish or as the main course, bharta is a dish that is sure to delight the taste buds and leave a lasting impression.