Achari Baingan Recipe | Spicy Eggplant Curry Recipe | Achaari Baigan

Achari Baingan Recipe | Eggplant or baingan cooked in spicy pickle masala. Serve achari baingan with hot steaming white rice.

Pickles or achar is my weakness. They are always present on my plate weather lunch and dinner. The addiction for pickle comes all the way from my childhood. My mom always makes achar/pickles at home and hardly ever bought from market. She mostly makes mango pickle, Lemon Pickle, Chilli Pickle and mixed pickle that last for whole year. Even now whenever I visit her she always packs me bottles of fresh pickles. I love this achari baingan recipe as it brings me the same pickle taste as part of regular meal 🙂

Talking about eggplants, I love to cook them as part of my regular meal as they are versatile and mingle well with other veggies. You can also see recipe of oil free Baingan Bharta, Aloo Baingan and now achari baingan on my blog. You can find few other everyday meal recipes like Aloo Gobi, Dum Aloo and lot more in vegetable and curry section of this blog.

This achari baingan is spicy, tangy, flavorful and have beautiful aroma of pickling spices. In achari baingan , eggplant or baingan are not pickled rather they are made with the same spices that we use for making north Indian pickles. You can serve these achari baingan with chapati, roti, pori or rice. They taste yummy with anything.

I have also posted other tasty brinjal recipes like Kadai Baingan, Baingan Bharta, Dum Aloo Baingan and many more.

Achaari Baingan

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian



  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Nigella Seeds
  • ½ tsp Fennel Seeds
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 8-10 Garlic Cloves crushed
  • 1 inch Ginger crushed

Tomato Puree

  • 3 Tomatoes roughly chopped


  • 6 Small Eggplant
  • 1 tsp Oil

Aachari Baingan

  • 2-3 tbsp Oil for gravy
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ tsp Fennel Seeds
  • ½ tsp Nigella Seeds
  • Crushed Ginger Garlic
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Tomato Puree
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Fried Brinjal
  • Salt
  • ½ cup Water



  • Heat pan at medium low heat. Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds.
  • Roast them for few minutes till you get nice roasted aroma.
  • Transfer them in a bowl and let them cool town.
  • Once cool make coarse power and keep it aside.

Tomato Puree

  • In a grinder add tomatoes and grind to make paste of it and keep it aside.


  • Cross slit brinjal or baingan so that their stems remain intact and apply little salt inside it.
  • In a pan add oil and add slit brinjals in it and sprinkle some oil from the top as well.
  • Lower the flame, flip the brinjal, cover and cook till half done.
  • Once half cooked remove it and keep it aside.

Aachari Baingan

  • In the same pan add oil next add mustard seeds, fennel seeds, and kalongi.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste, sauté it till aroma comes.
  • Now add the grounded powder, turmeric powder and mix it nicely.
  • Next add tomato puree, dry red chillies and mix well.
  • Cover and cook till the mixture releases oil while stirring in between.
  • Next add coriander powder, red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Now add eggplants/ brinjal mix everything and cook eggplants in achari masala for 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir them couple of times so that masala do not get stick to the bottom.
  • After almost 5 minutes add water and mix everything.
  • Lower the flame cover and let them cook for 2 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes turn off the heat and serve.


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  • I am drooling just by reading the instructions and looking at the pictures.

    Framed Recipes October 1, 2014 8:46 am Reply
    • Thanks There.
      Go ahead and try it 🙂

      -Shilpi Amit

      Shilpi Agarwal October 1, 2014 9:10 pm Reply
      • Sure.. one of these days…. Book marked.

        Have a wonderful day.

        Framed Recipes October 2, 2014 8:39 am Reply
  • Thanks Shilpi..They just turned out amazingly delicious! – A bigg fan of ur cooking 😉

    Anjali August 25, 2015 5:28 pm Reply
  • Hi Shilpi,

    I was hunting for Achari Baigan recipe. Was very curious to know how its made. Came across ur site and guess what. I was impress with the recipe writing and the pic off course. Couldn’t wait for long and i tired they turned out YUM…still when i am writing to you my mouth is getting watery:). Now i feel like going to your website and keep hunting new recipes. Want to send you pic of my achari baigan. Let me know how its possible. U deserve it. CHEERS..

    Faiza June 1, 2016 1:11 am Reply
    • Thanks Fazia for the lovely feedback. I am so happy that you tried my recipe and liked it. You can post your pic on FoodsandFlavors facebook page. Here is the link : . Keep visiting and keep pouring your lovely words.
      Love, Shilpi

      Shilpi Agarwal June 6, 2016 4:36 pm Reply
  • Hi Shilpi, Thank you so much for the recipe. I have made it many times and each time it turns out well.

    Thanks again.

    Shalini October 17, 2016 6:12 am Reply
    • Hi Shalini, I am so happy that you tried and liked my Achari baingan. Do try my other recipes sometime and I hope you like them too.

      Shilpi Agarwal October 18, 2016 5:03 pm Reply
  • Turned out great. Thanks for sharing

    Mahima Bedi July 19, 2017 5:26 pm Reply
    • thanks for trying it Mahima. Do try my other recipes like gobi tikka masala, dal tadka and I hope you will like that also.

      Shilpi Agarwal July 24, 2017 11:10 pm Reply
  • Thank you Shilpi Agarwal , looking for this recipe for along time.Very happy and exited too as I like bringers. The perfect recipe at last I came across and shall try soon.I am sure the turn out will be super. Thanks again for my favourite recipe. Will look for some more, as your instructions are clear and step by step that’s the real fun.

    Sadrudin Lalji September 21, 2017 11:46 pm Reply
    • Hi Sadrudin, glad you enjoyed my recipe. Do try these aachari baingan they are one of my favorite.

      Shilpi Agarwal October 1, 2017 9:41 am Reply

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