Monday, November 21, 2011

Baingan Masala / Eggplant in a Spicy Gravy

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Baingan Masala: 

Baingan Masala  is a really easy and delicious dish to prepare. It tastes great with the main course or with rotis and paranthas. 

In this popular vegetable recipe, the baingans are slit lengthwise and stuffed with spices and then simmered in exotic masala. This is one of my Hubby’s favorite dish and I often make this dish for  lunch. 

Here goes the simple yet delectable Baingan masala recipe and you’ll just love it..!


  • Eggplants / Baingan / Brinjals                - 8 to 10
  • Coriander pwd                                       - 1 tsp
  • Green chilly                                           - 1 or 2
  • Oil                                                        - 3 tbsp
  • Onion                                                   - 2
  • Ginger garlic paste                                - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric pwd                                        - ¼ tsp
  • Red chilly pwd                                      - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin pwd                                            - ½ tsp
  • Tomato                                                 - 2
  • Garam masala pwd                                - ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves


  1. Wash the brinjals well, dry it and  cut the stem.
  2.  Slit ¾ of the length of each brinjal into a criss-cross, leaving the attached at the other end.
  1. Mix the coriander pwd, finely chopped green chilly, salt and 2 tsp of oil.
  2. Stuff the masala in the eggplants and keep aside.
  3. In a frypan, heat oil.
  4. Add chopped onions and sauté till it is golden.
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd and cumin pwd, combine well.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and  cook  till oil separates.
  8. Add ½ cup water and allow the gravy to boil.
  9. Add the stuffed eggplants into the gravy.
  10. Cover with lid.
  1. Cook on a low flame, till  the eggplants are soft and done.
  1. Add the garam masala pwd in the last.
  2. Check for salt and remove from flame.

  1. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with plain white rice.
Related Quick Links:

·       Brinjal Drumstic Fry

·       Brinjal Curry

·       Spicy Vathakuzhambu

·       Mixed Sprouts Masala

Wishing a lovely day to all..!


  1. wow very tempting masala,luks delicious...

  2. i've never heard of this before but it sounds so good!

  3. That looks like one delicious recipe. I love the spicy look of it.

  4. This looks extremely awesome and would love to have it.

  5. hi jay, to begin with, i like eggplant, so any recipe on this sure attracts my attention, would love to try out your style. thanks and have a nice day

  6. This dish looks PERFECT...simple yet delish!

  7. I love baingan so would love to try this version. Stuffing it and again cooking it in masala makes it sound all the more delicious.

  8. I love baigan....N the stuffing version looks YUM.

  9. wow dear,it looks truly mouthwatering !!

  10. Wow...I so loved this version of baingan masala...Good one Jayy!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  11. Lovely recipe, Jay ...just by the look of it can say it's yummy!

  12. Thank you Jay!!! You're Awesome to share your award with me. :) The eggplant dish looks amazing. I love eggplant and I know this one would make me very happy.

  13. thanks for your word of appreciation..;)

  14. I love eggplant, but do not cook them often enough, thanks for sharing a delicious recipe!
    Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for passing it on to me! I'm honored!
    Have a lovely week, Jay!

  15. I love eggplants and take note of this delicious recipe!!!Thank so much for the honor,dear!You are really kind and sweet!Keep blogging and cooking yummy dishes:)))

  16. A gorgeous dish! Your eggplant massala looks really mouthwatering.



  17. yummy yummy yummy.....keep up the good work jay!

  18. I have a thing for eggplant. Just love it! This recipe looks good.

  19. Lovely eggplant dish, Jay! The recipe is amazing, and the presentation is exquisite!
    Congratulations on your award, dear...well desrved:DDD

  20. delicious eggplant this looks wonderful

  21. hmm flavourful n yummy curry...masala blended well!!

  22. Eggplant curry looks delicious and spicy Jaya

  23. Oh wow.. your blog is wonderful.. Excellent recipes.. I am following..

  24. Such beautiful flavors in this eggplant of my very favorites :)

  25. Big Congrts to you on ur award..You have a very successfull blog ,so its well deserved.
    And Thank you soooooo much ,Jay..for sharing the award with me..

  26. thats a wonderful brinjal curry dear.....brinjal is one of my favorites !would love to try this recipe sometimes !

  27. thank you dearies for stopping by..
    hope you enjoy the recipe..happy n easy cooking..;)

  28. Delicious baingan masala.Looks very tasty.

  29. yumm, i am always looking for new ideas for eggplants, this looks delicious and thanks for the award:)

  30. Looks very tasty. The pics make me hungry!!
    Congos on the award Jay:)

  31. i love bengan .. loved ur blog .. very thanks for following my space too ..

  32. Looks delicious Jay - I wish I could get those small eggplants where I live... Do you think the dish would work as well with big ones, if I just cut them a bit smaller?

    Charles @

  33. Mouth watering, yummy and spicy baingan bharta. Feel like having it now with chapati.

  34. the curry looks gr8.....even we prepare similar kind of brinjal curry.....I should try this next time..

  35. Perfectly prepared with all the spices and looks delicious.

  36. Eggplant curry looks very tasty. Very nice recipe..

  37. thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! we used to have a huge crop of eggplants and we never knew what to do with them- wish I would've had this recipe back then!
    mini baker

  38. So glad you stopped by my blog to say Hi! You have some fabulous looking recipes here, and I love all the spices :-) This eggplant dish looks delicious!

  39. Baingan masala looks awesome!! Tempting clicks..

  40. MMMMMM,...Jay! What a delightful & appetizing aubergines curry! I so much love aubergines!
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...lovely food! :)

  41. Mmm...loving the combination of flavours here, Jay!

  42. Yes Charles, you can giv a try with big ones too with chopping..!

  43. thanks for your precious time n wonderful feedback friends..:)
    have a great day..

  44. Thanks so much for stopping by website so I could find yours. I am loving your recipes. I especially love eggplant and cannot wait to give this dish a try. Looking forward to following you. Take Care

  45. To be honest I don't like Baingan much... infact i almost avoid it. But yesterday after waking up, I realised that we had only a few baingans in the kitchen. No other veggies...

    My friend was already away, and I had to go to office in some time, Since this was the first time, circumstances had forced me to cook baingan, I looked for some recipes on Google and stumbled to your recipe.

    Followed your instructions in the recipe and to say the least it was an awesome dish. I had made it for 3 people, but one of my friends found it so delicious that he had it entirely.... In fact he cooked additional rice so that he can eat the entire masla baingan..

    And he called me while i was on my way to office, while eating, praising about the food.

    And once i returned from office, for not less than 15 minutes, he kept praising the baingan masala and how he had never eaten any thing like this before. Also to make sure that I get this cooked once again, and got baingans from the market on the very day...

    Thanks to you Jay, you deserve all the praises for sharing such a simple yet delicious recipe that some one who had never cooked brinjal in his life can cook it correctly


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