Baingana Aloo Besara

Ingredients :

1 long brinjal cut into inch long pieces
2 potatoes cut into large cubes without peeling the skin
1 small onion chopped
1 dry mango piece (called ambula in oriya)
1 big tomato chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 tsp oil

Besara to be ground to paste:

2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp garlic paste
2 dry red chili
1 tsp turmeric powder
little water

Method to cook :

Heat 1 tsp oil in pan. Add teh brinjal and cook till they turn brown on all sides. Take out and keep aside.
Heat another 1 tsp oil . Add potato pieces and cook on medium till they become soft and cook on all sides. Take out and keep aside.
Heat remaining oil in kadai.
Add cumin seeds and onion. Cook till brown. Add mustard paste and cook for a minute and then add tomatoes and dry mango piece.
Cook till tomato turns soft.
Add a glass of water and bring it to boil . Add salt and fried brinjal and potato. Cook for 2 more minutes . Switch off the flame. Serev hot with roti or rice.


  1. Looks mouthwatering, must try. Love the name too.

  2. anything with aloo is THE dish for me...looks cool

  3. Yummmy, gravy looks fantastic and tempting..

  4. New to me ...Nice recipe with brinjal...

  5. Looks delicious and tempting. Nice preparation!


  6. Mustard seeds to paste that sounds very interesting... Looks very tempting and mouthwatering!!!

  7. Looks delicious I must try this, I have few bhendi left with me!!

  8. Gosh...that looks awesome Soma...simply delicious :)

  9. Looks delicious and nice addition of dry mago.

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  11. Baingan everywhere today, this is yumm too!

  12. hi. Love the curry. Tell me one thing can the dry mango be replaced by amchoor?

  13. yum. love it... wish I could have some too...

  14. Hey, you used the word Besara..are you Odiya by any chance? Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  15. looks so delicious and loved the colour of the gravy too...