Definition of bharta
: an Indian dish of vegetables (such as eggplant and often onion or tomato) that have been cooked usually by roasting and then mashed together with pungent spices Among the vegetables, the … bharta eggplant was beguilingly spiced … — Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 10 May 1981 While many diners visit an Indian restaurant because they crave a lamb vindaloo or an eggplant bharta or another familiar standard, the predictable list of dishes offered locally hardly represents the rich variety of the Indian kitchen. — Robert Shoffner, Washingtonian, November 1994 The eggplant bhartha, cooked down with ginger and garlic into almost a paste, was smooth and musky, to the point that it could be considered more of a dip than a dish. — Sarah Musgrave, The Gazette (Montreal), 7 Jan. 2006 Try the silken eggplant bhurta that is baked over an open flame, then mashed with sautéed onions … — Mimi Sheraton, New York Times, 30 Nov. 1979
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Origin and Etymology of bharta
borrowed from Hindi bhartā, bhurtā
First Known Use: 1891
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