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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bagara Baingan - Bagara Baingan Recipe

Brinjal is my family's favorite vegetable and we all love this Hyderabadi Special Bagara Baingan very much. It goes well with simple vegetable rice, pulao, jeera rice, veg biryani, ghee rice and roti. Today let us learn how to make Bagara Baingan following this easy recipe.

Hyderabadi Bagara BainganBagara Baingan

Bagara baingan hydrabadi styleA close up shot

Bagara Baingan

Bagara Baingan

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Brinjals
 Recipe CuisineIndian-Hyderabad

   Ingredients needed

   Brinjal - 12 small sized brinjals (purple variety)
   Oil -1/4 cup
   Onion -1 large
   Ginger-garlic paste -1 tsp
   Tamarind - Marble sized ball

   Roast and Grind

   Peanuts - 2 1/4 tbsp
   Sesame seeds (white ) - 2 1/4 tbsp
   Coconut -3 tbsp ( matured ones)

   Spice powder

   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Chilli Powder - 1 tsp or as required
   Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
   Cumin/Jeera powder - 2 tsp
   Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
   Salt as required

   For the seasoning

   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
   Fenugreek -1/4 tsp
   Asafoetida/Hing -a generous pinch
   Curry leaves - 2 sprigs


Soak tamarind in warm water and extract 1 cup of juice. Discard the pulp.

Dry roast groundnuts/peanuts. After it is half roasted, add sesame seeds and  roast both together. Add coconut in the end after switching off the flame and saute it in the heat of the pan. Grind everything to a paste adding water. Keep it aside.( See picture below).


Wash and slit the brinjals in a + as shown in the picture below leaving the stem intact.

bagara baingan -brinjal

Heat 1/4 cup oil and shallow fry the brinjals till it becomes soft. Keep it aside.(Traditionally it is deep fried, but I did not want to do that).


In the same oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds/jeera, fenugreek, hing and curry leaves. After mustard splutters, add finely chopped onions and saute till onions turn golden brown.

Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.

Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin/jeera powder, garam masala powder salt required and cook for a few minutes.

Then add the ground masala paste and cook it well for a few more minutes stirring continuously.

Then add the fried brinjals and tamarind water.

Simmer and cook till it leaves oil and everything gets blended well.

You can adjust the consistency of the gravy as per your preferences. If you want more gravy, you can add water and get your desired consistency. I have shown both gravy and dry version in the picture.

Bagara Baingan ( a little dry)

bagara baingan recipe

Bagara Baingan goes well with pulav, biriyani, plain rice, roti, parathas, chappati etc.


Other Brinjal recipes

Stuffed Brinjal Curry

Brinjal Rice/Vangi bath

Brinjal tomato gravy

Baingan Bartha

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  1. Mouthwatering and rich looking bagara baingan, very tempting click Padhu..

  2. Hi Padhu,

    Nice recipe...well expalined..



  3. this recipe is new to me, but it sound good.

  4. wow... recipe looks delicious padhu.. must try one..

  5. even I love baghara baingan. dint get to eat it for ages I guess. looks divine Padhu. but where is Mr. Brinjal? tell him missed him this time :-)

  6. wow..this looks so tempting...very very yum...

    Tasty Appetite

  7. Mouthwatering baingan! I am craving it :-)

  8. WOW! I love brinjal and this dish looks so good!
    Can't wait to try it :)

  9. We too love Brinjals!!!!Absolutely Delicious looking and Mouth-Watering!!!!

  10. Awesome....so yumm.... !! Bookmarked...hayderabadi dishes are my favourite, and with brinjal double yummy prema...kandipa try panren...



  11. It is my family favorite too..just posted it a few days ago..looks yum!

    US Masala

  12. Tempting and mouthwatering ... love this dish.

  13. this i very recently tasted in my friend's place. and i love this too.looks very nice

  14. Count me in for anything with brijal...

  15. My favorite recipe and very nice description along with the photos.

  16. Mouthwatering and tempting dish..awesome

  17. Looks so delicious...nice clicks padhu

  18. This is one of the tastiest things that can be made with brinjal. And so many versions of this too, looks yummy!

  19. Brinjal Preparation looks so wonderfully prepared. Gravy looks superb.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  20. beautiful brinjal recipe looks great

  21. delicious dish dear...but missing your creative arts....

  22. Nice dish with eggplant. I love them.

  23. delicious n tempting bagara baingan ...love those beautiful clicks


  24. This look wonderful. I love bagara baingan. Nice pics.

  25. WOW!! Am not a brinjal fan but this looks yum!! Mouth-watering recipe..

  26. Looks so yummy and delicious. Very creamy and makes me hungry !!!

  27. Looks delicious... Am not a great fan though..

  28. Hi Padhu, hru doing???

    Brinjal is not my favourite...but U are seriously tempting me with Ur dish. I feel like trying some now...;)

  29. very delicious looking recipe..

  30. name sounds interesting padhu...very good recipe..i will try it soon..

  31. Yummy Yummy!!! love to gobble up with some rice.

  32. Very nice and interesting recipe. Baingan looks delicious, yummy and tempting. Very nice presentation.

  33. my mum's fav...booking marking so that i could do it when she visit me :)

  34. Shankaram shiva shankaram,

    Thanks for the recipe . it came out well.

  35. This is the most authentic version of Baghara Baingan I have found so far. Perfect color and includes all the ingredients.

  36. This is the best and simplest recipe I have ever seen for this dish..Made it immediately and I must say...this was totally OUTSTANDING !!!!! Thanks so much for this recipe.

  37. I tried this recipe for lunch.... It is really yummy.. Husband liked it....

  38. Hi..tried at home.. delicious.. thanks for the recipe...😋😋


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