Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan

I wanted to try this recipe since a long time..But getting good quality brinjal is sometimes a task. So when I found one, I instantly grabbed them...Also it was my moms bday..So I thought ,why not prepare this special dish to relish her bday..She had prepared mutton for her hubby on her bday back at home...I am managing with vegetarian food though not simple ,here at Pune.

Ingredients :

10-12 brinjals

To grind to paste :

2 big onions
1/2 inch ginger
6-7 garlic pods

To dry roast and grind to powder :

1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp dessicated coconut
A handful of peanutes
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seed
2 dry red chilies
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 bay leaf
1 black cardamom
1 green cardamom
2 laung
2-3 whole black pepper
1/4th inch cinamon stick

For baghar :
1/2 tsp onion seed(kalonji)
1/2 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
Extract from lemon size tamarind
1 tbsp oil
sugar and salt to taste

Method to cook :

Remove the head from brinjal and give two slits horizontally and vertically.Dont cut them completely into 4.
Heat oil in a pan. Add curry leaves, onion seed, fennel seed and mustard seeds.
As seeds start spluttering ,add the onion paste. Cook till it turns brown.
Add the brinjal and cook for few minutes.
Add the powder made above, tamaring extract, sugar and salt. pour about 1 cup of water. Cover and cook till done.
Serve hot with Rice/Roti


  1. B'day wishes to your mommy! My favorite baingan dish! Looks delicious!

  2. Looks delicious.Gravy masala sounds really authentic, thanks for posting.

    My birthday wishes to your mom.

  3. Bday wishes to your mom,hope she enjoyed her day with her loved ones...baghara baingan looks yum,loved the recipe..simply delicious...

  4. mouthwatering Pics soma ..gr8 job

  5. Look so spicy & delicious curry.
    B'day wishes to you Mom.

  6. Our big birthday wishes to your mom..Baghara baingan looks spicy and yummy..

  7. Birthday wishes to your mom.

    I love eggplants and this looks so very delicious :-)

  8. looks so yum... I love these...
    Happy B'day to mom!

  9. Happy Birth day to ur Mom. Baghara baingan looks awesome' love it:)

  10. Belated b'day wishes to your mom. Hope she had a great day and will have a great year ahead :)

    Love the stuffed baingan, first time at your site. Will follow :)

  11. Belated B'day wishes to your Mom. /spicy Baghara baingan preparation looks awesome dear. Have a nice week ahead

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. tasty looking eggplant
    Thank you Soma for the visit and comment, please come again :)