baingan masala

BAINGAN MASALA .. Deep fried baby brinjals in creamy gravy.. Brinjals being my favourite veggie I love to have it again and again.. This is the first time I had used Baby Brinjals and yes I am gonna use it henceforth 😎 Because I am a hardcore #bainganlover 😁

When I went for vegetable shopping this time I found these baby Brinjals and I had no idea what are the recepies prepared using these. But bought them and prepared this spicy and creamy BAINGAN MASALA and everyone out here loved it though; which again motivates me to try different food items.

Lets Checkout the recepie below 👇


Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Serves: 5

  • Baby Brinjals: 650 g
  • Onions: 2 large finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 large finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 tsp
  • Green chilli: 2 chopped
  • White sesame seeds: 2 tbsp
  • Dry coconut: 4 tbsp grated
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder: 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder: 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin powder: 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder: 1 tsp
  • Green cardamom: 2
  • Cinnamon stick: 1 small
  • Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Salt: for taste
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp finely chopped
  • Kasuri methi: 1/4 tsp crushed
  • Vegetableoil: 4 tbsp + 1 cup for frying.


  • Heat oil for deep frying. Drop in the baby Brinjals and deep fry till both sides turn light brown and soft.Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add onions and little salt and saute till they turn brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add tomato puree and cook till they turn mushy.
  • Add all the dry spice powders and mix well. Sprinkle some water and saute for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool. Blend them into fine paste.
  • Meanwhile dry roast grated dry coconut and white sesame seeds and grind into fine paste by adding water.
  • In the same wok, add some oil, add cumin seeds,let it splutter. Add green cardamom and cinnamon stick and toss.
  • Add the ground onion tomato paste and a cup of water and cook till it starts to boil.
  • Add coconut sesame seed paste and mix.
  • Cover and cook on low flame for 10 mins.
  • Add the fried baby Brinjals and mix. Cover and cook again for 10 mins.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and crushed kasuri methi and mix.

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