June 28, 2005

Baingan recipes

Baingan (eggplant) has been the all-time favorite vegetable in our family and so is at My Dhaba. There are quite a large number of baingan recipes. Let me feature our selected few favorites.

Aloo Baingan recipe

Eggplants – ½ kg, 3-4 nos, cut into medium pieces
Potatoes – 2 medium size, peeled and cubed
Onion – 1 medium size, finely chopped
Tomato – 1 medium size, finely chopped
Ginger – 1 inch piece, peeled and crushed
Garlic – 2-3 cloves, peeled and crushed
Green chilli – 1-2, small, slit into halves
Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Cummin powder – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Salt – 1 teaspoon or as desired
Oil – 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves – for garnishing

Method: Dice the eggplant and potato into a bowl with cold water (to avoid it turning brown). Pop the mustard seeds up heating the oil in a large pot. Add garlic, ginger, and green chilli and stir for one minute. Add onions and saute until tender. Add tomatoes and fry until oil starts to separate. Add all the spices and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add potatoes and fry for 4-5 minutes. If required add a little water at this time. Add eggplant and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add in 2 cups of water and simmer for approximately 25-30 minutes. When potatoes and eggplants are fully cooked, garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy! Good side dish for roti, rice, paratha, etc.

Your feedbacks on these and/or about your experiments and variations with baingan recipes are appreciated.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the authentic receoie i was searching for....reminded me of my days in north india....thanx a lot...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the authentic receoie i was searching for....reminded me of my days in north india....thanx a lot...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! this is precisely I was looking for as I need to have taste of my mother's food sitting far away from her.

Anonymous Saeed said...

Hiya !

I should say thanks to your recepie , actually I was looking for this almost for ages and just found today . I tried it out and it turned out very delicious . I loved it . the only ingrediant was missing was mustered seeds cus its not so easy to find here in shanghai , china .
But once again many thanks .
later will try some of your other recepies .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks ..that came out really good.I preboiled the aloo and added no water at all....thanks again

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was a great recipe. I have just tried that. thanks

Blogger Nidhi said...

Yummy .. will try this next time ..

I just tried Alu baingan and it came out good ..

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Blogger Vijayshree said...

Tried this recipe out. Made it extra-gravy and extra-spicy...was FANTASTIC! Thanks so much.

Anonymous J Money said...

My husband just loved this! He's not a big fan of Baingan, and now he wants me to cook it like this everytime =). I on the other hand, love vegetables. I will try some other recipes from you next time.

Thank you so much!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds good. I'll try this tomorrow and let you know.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, It was quite easy to make and tastes good!

Blogger Ashok said...

Very nice recipe. Thanks!

Blogger Javed Khan said...

Awesome ..thanks

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved it...and its real simple which doesn't require any fancy ingredients... thanx

Blogger Shania said...

Thanks... i hardly cook and my husband is super impressed... :)

Anonymous taru said...

Hi I tried this recipe today, it came out really nice & yummy..thanks for sharing this..loved it.

Anonymous priyanka said...

HI I tried ur recipe,,it was just fantastic. thanks

Blogger Ellipse said...

Nice and easy... thanks...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks alot...mu husband loved it..cheers

Blogger PearlJan said...

Real simple to make, precise instructions and yummy to taste! Thanks!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was quick, simple and awesome....Thks Sammir

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Can u please confirm if i can use big baigan instead of small ones..and if I can fry them before using.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just tried this recipe and it is awesome. i tried some other recipes earlier but this one surpassed all...it's going into my recipe book.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

yummmmmmmmy........it turned out perfect...my family loved it!!<3

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not an egg-plant fan at all. But this amazingly easy and wonderfully tasty recipe has prompted me to even have some of it. THis recipe has served as my quick "go-to" for all office pot-luck dinners/lunch and the left-overs are just as tasty. To cater to western palates, I don't use as much chili powder as you've indicated and I have used more onions and tomatoes. I also did not add as much water as you've indicated- matter of fact- I let the water from the eggplants cook out and perhaps added less than 1/4 cup water just for the potatoes to cook to soft tender. Towards the end, adding a small dollop of ghee really brings out the flavor in true dhaba style. The result is a richer/thicker gravy that leaves everyone asking for more. Thank you! May I also recommend that the black background of your website is a little challenging on old-er eyes with the contrast provided. Other than that thank you for sharing this recipe.
Peace and Blessings!

Blogger riddhi said...

Awesome....just love it....1of my fav....

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this delicious recipe! It was easy to make and a treat to eat


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