Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bagara Baingan

This is a famous Hyderabad delicacy that goes very well with biryani or any flavored rice.In this recipe I have cooked brinjals in microwave till they are 70% done. Alternatively you can deep fry them for crispier outer and soft inner.
Round and purple brinjals:6
Sesame seeds-3tbsp
Dry coconut powder-2tbsp
Onion-1medium (chopped lengthwise)
Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
Coriander powder:1tsp
Red chilly powder-2-3tsp(Adjust to your taste)
Salt to taste
Chopped curry leaves-few
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Green chillies chopped-1-2


  1. Dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds on medium flame. Then add dry coconut powder and fry for a while and switch off the flame.
  2. Grind them to coarse paste by adding some water after cooling completely
  3. Cook the brinjals till they are 70%done.(You can microwave them or deep fry them)
  4. Now in a pan heat 1tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle add curry leaves and green chillies.
  5. Now add onions and fry till it becomes transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till it loses raw smell
  6. Now add peanut paste and add 2 cups of water and cook it on medium flame for 10 minutes with covered lid
  7. Add coriander powder, salt, turmeric and red chilly powder and mix well.
  8. Now add brinjals and cook on medium flame till oil floats on top(When oil floats on top, it indicates that gravy is perfectly cooked and tastes best)


Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Sanju,

The bagara baingan looks amazing...love the way you have presented it...:)



Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, looks so tempting.