Baingan masala

Masala Baingan Recipe | Baingan Masala Recipe

(Last Updated On: May 9, 2015)

Masala Baingan Recipe or Baingan Masala Recipe: In this recipe eggplants are simmered in spicy garlic, onion and tomato sauce. Baingan masala is full of aroma and flavors and goes very well as side dish with roti or rice.

Baingan or eggplant is a common vegetable which is widely available all over the world. Eggplants come in different shapes and sizes and can be used for making curry, dry or stuffed side dishes, pakoras and may more dishes.  You can find lots of eggplant or baingan recipes in my blog like achari baingan, baingan curry, aloo baingan, baingan bharta and now this masala baingan. Each recipe is made with different mix of spices and tastes very different from each other.


Baingan masala
Baingan masala

Talking about today’s baingan sabzi, it is very quick, simple and tastes amazingly delicious. The flavor of garlic when blends together with other spices and veggies gives irresistible tempting aroma which goes very well with chapati or plain white rice or as a side dish for biryani. So let’s start with step by step process of making baingan masala.

I have used little extra oil in this recipe to extract perfect flavors from the spices. You can always reduce the amount of oil if you worried about the excess oil.

Step by Step Masala Baingan Recipe:

Ingredients: Baingan masala
Ingredients: Baingan masala

1. Grind ginger garlic with ¼ cup of water to thin paste and keep it aside.

2. Wash eggplants or baingan, take the cap out and slit them as shown in picture. This way the spices and masala will go very well inside the brinjal and give them perfect aroma and also help in cooking them faster.

Recipe- Baingan masala
Recipe- Baingan masala

3. Chop onion into thin slices and keep it aside.

Recipe- Baingan masala
Recipe- Baingan masala

4. Heat oil in kadai or wok and add oil on medium heat and add sliced onions.

5. Saute couple of times and cook onions till the corners of onions become brown as shown in the picture (B).

6. Now add ½ cup of water to onions, cover with a lid, reduce the heat to medium low and cook till onion becomes translucent. It may take 7-8 minutes.

Recipe- Baingan masala
Recipe- Baingan masala

7. Once onion become soft and translucent add ground ginger garlic, dry spices, eggplants and ¼ cup of water.

8. Mix everything, cover and cook on medium low flame till eggplants become soft.

9. Once eggplants are soft enough add tomato paste, slit green chilles and coriander leaves. If you still see onion pieces smash them with the ladle.

10. Cook in open for 4-5 minutes till gravy becomes little thick and gravy looses oil..

Serve this spicy flavorful masala baingan with chapati or rice.

Baingan masala
Baingan masala


Masala Baingan Detailed Recipe Card

Masala baingan recipe | baingan masala recipe
 
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Masala Baingan recipe: delicious spicy dish made with eggplants simmered in onion tomato and garlic gravy
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Baby eggplants( small round baingan): 9-10,
  • Onion: 1 medium size,
  • Tomato paste:
  • Ginger: ½ inch,
  • Garlic: 5-6 cloves,
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp,
  • Red Chilly powder: ½ tsp,
  • Coriander [powder: 1½ tsp,
  • Zeera powder: 1 tsp,
  • Garam masala: ½ tsp,
  • Green chilly: 2,
  • Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp,
  • Salt,
  • Oil: 6 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Grind ginger garlic with ¼ cup of water to thin paste and keep it aside.
  2. Wash eggplants or baingan, take the cap out and slit them from both the sides. This way the spices will go very well inside the brinjal and give them perfect aroma and also help in cooking them faster.
  3. Chop onion into thin slices and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in kadai or wok and add oil on medium heat and add sliced onions.
  5. Saute couple of times and cook onions till the corners of onions become brown.
  6. Now add ½ cup of water to onions, cover with a lid, reduce the heat to medium low and cook till onion becomes translucent. It may take 5-6 minutes.
  7. Once onion become soft and translucent add ground ginger garlic, dry spices, eggplants and ¼ cup of water.
  8. Mix everything, cover and cook on medium low flame till eggplants become soft.
  9. Once eggplants are soft enough add tomato paste, slit green chilles and coriander leaves. If you still see onion pieces smash them with the ladle.
  10. Cook in open for 4-5 minutes till gravy becomes little thick.
Notes
Serve this spicy flavorful masala baingan with chapati or rice.
 

7 thoughts on “Masala Baingan Recipe | Baingan Masala Recipe”

  1. Thanks for posting this recipe. I am always looking for new ideas to use eggplant, or aubergine as we call the over here. I think garlic, ginger and tomato are great foils for the taste of the eggplant and yes, a really good amount of olive oil is needed to carry all the flavours and because eggplant is like a sponge when it comes to oil! All the best from France, Sue

    1. Hi Nithya, thanks for trying it. I am happy that it came out good and you liked it. Do visit my youtube channel and blog for more delicious recipes and do post your yummy feedback.
      Cheers,
      Shilpi

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