Bagara Baingan ( Vankaya Kurma)

February 25, 2008 at 2:50 am 2 comments


Brinjal : 400 gm ( 6- 7)
Onion : 1 medium (cut in to small pieces)
Sesame seeds : 1 table spoon
Peanuts : 1 table spoon
Poppy seeds : 1 tea spoon
Cardamom: 3
Cloves :3
Cinnamon : 1 piece
Jeera ( sajeera) : 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander seeds : 1 tea spoon
Red chilli powder : 1 tea spoon
Tamarind flakes : 3
Turmeric : A pinch
Ginger garlic crushed paste :1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil : 2 table spoons


Preparation :

1. Slit each brinjal vertically into 4 parts ( but not completely) and put them in salt water.

2. Roast peanuts, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and jeera on saute pan.

3. Grind above ingredients in to fine powder. Add tamarind flakes, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric and required water (1/2 cup) to the above powder and grind it to smooth paste.


4. Heat oil in a bowl or non stick pan over medium flame. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. When seeds start splutter add onion and ginger garlic paste, fry for a minute. Then add brinjal and fry them on low flame stirring constantly until they become soft.


5. Add above ground paste along with 2 to 3 cups of water, mix and stir well. Cover with lid and cook in simmer. When brinjals reach required tendernes turn off the heat.

Garnish with cilantro.

Bagara baingan is ready to serve.

This goes well with Biryani, Bagara Rice, Roti or Naan


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. gowri  |  October 15, 2008 at 3:34 am

    nice recipe. My mom do the same method. But i won’t use poppy seeds. Thanks for this wonderful and mouthwatering recipe.

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