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Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan




Brinjal / Eggplant-12 small sizes
Oil-deep frying
Onion-1 big(chopped)
Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
Tamarind - Gooseberry size ball
Oil-3 tbsp

To be Dry Roasted  and Make into Paste:-

Ground Nuts - 1/4 cup
Sesame Seeds- 2 1/4 tbsp
Coconut -1/4 cup

For the Seasoning:-

Cinnamon Stick - 2 no small
Cloves-3 nos
Cardamom-3 nos
Bay Leaves-3 nos
Mace-3 nos
Cumin Seeds-1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-few

Spice Powders:-

Turmeric Powder-1/4 tsp
Chilli powder_1 tsp as required
Coriander Powder-1 tbsp
Cumin Powder-2 ts
Garam Masal Powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste


Soak tamarind in warm water and extract 1 cup of juice.Throw the pulp.Keep it aside.

  Dry roast groundnuts until roasted and brown.Keep it aside.Then dry roast the sesame seeds until its golden brown ,keep it aside.Then lastly dry roast the coconut for 2 minutes switch of the flame.
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Now Grind everything to a past adding little water.Keep it aside.
eggplant curry2

Wash and slit the eggplants cut as four parts but don't cut at the end.

 Heat  oil in kadai  and deep fry the eggplants till it becomes soft. Keep it aside.
eggplant curry

Heat a big pan add oil ,add the cumin seeds,cinnamon stick.cloves,bay leaves,mace,fenugeek ,hing and curry leaves, then its change the  color and chopped onions and saute till oinions turn golden brown.
eggplant curry3

Then add ginger-garlic paste ,turmeric powder,chilli powder,coriander powder,cumin powder,garam masala powder and fry for some time.
eggplant curry4

Then add the ground paste mix well.Keep stirring while frying to avoid getting burnt at tht bottom.When the paste starts sticking to the pan observe that oil starts separating-fry till ssuch time.Then add water,tamarind pulp and salt mix well.Bring the gravy to boil for 5 to 9 minutes.
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Then add the fried eggplants and mix once. Simmer and cook till it leaves oil and everything gets blended well.
You can adjust the consistency of the gravy as per your preference.If you want more gravy,you can add water and get your desired consistency.
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Transfer the curry to a serving bowl and serve hot with biriyani or pulao or even with withe rice or chapatis.






Mouthwatering baigan!! One of my favourite dishes.

sangeetha pn

Pics are so so appealing! I'm loving this.. must try once!

Gajus kitchen

rich and mouthwatering gravy

Swathi Iyer

Hyderabadi baingan looks delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi

Delicious and colorful looking baigan bharta.

Rafeeda AR

mouthwatering rich curry...


I so would love to make it but the only problem is can never find such small tender eggplants. looks wonderful and am just salivating here.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover

Oh, this look absolutely good! Immediate bookmarked! Thanks for sharing.

Saranya Balaji

lip smacking gravy...yummm


mouthwatering n tempting bagara..

Rumana Ambrin

Pass it to me dear .. so so tasty..

Meraj @ThesunshineGirl

thanks for the recipe!! I am gonna make this for sure..

Suja Md

looks lovely dear!! love that oil oozing out gravy!!

Suja Manoj

Makes me drool,yum

Divya Prakash

Nice and delicious Bhagara Baingan.. Looks so tempting.. :)

Vaishali Honawar

This looks seriously good! I love baghare baingan and it's one of my favorite eggplant recipes.


This is my favourite sabzi .. loved the clicks.

Kitchen Boffin

Oops! that baingan left me drooling..
thanks for the detailed pictures..would love to try it:)

Shibi Thomas

Its really looking delicious. The thick and creamy sauce is perfect with steamed rice or Naan. I am totally sold!!!

Haffa Bexi

Lovely blog.. :) Do visit mine too.. Haffas Kitchen


mouth watering.. very nice.

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Sangeetha Priya

such a drool worthy preparation, u made it perfect!!!

Hari Chandana P

Looks too good and tempting!!

Savitha Ganesan

Baghara baingan looks so tempting. loved the colour too.

Monu Teena

wish i could get some.. My mother in law used to cook it.. i dot know the recipe seriously.. will true your begara baingan.. it's yummm ..

Vikis Kitchen

Baingan makes me drool. Always like Hyderabad recipes very much. Superb!

Vidya Chandrahas

Wishing You and You Family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014.

Mouthwatering subzi...looks very tempting Divya


Looks delicious...


Mouthwatering baigan! I wish to you and your family a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year!


Delicious dish and the presentation is too good..

Christian Simple

What a unique recipe you have and I love it, mine if you visit us at private chef in austin. Thanks and God Bless!


I love your presentation!

Sanoli Ghosh

Wow....what an inviting presentation Divya. Lipsmacking good bagara baingan.

Jagadish Puttaswamy

Vow...!! It is really Awesome the way u present.


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