Many people simply do not like brinjal or baingan. Many of them do not even know, why they do not like brinjal. They simply do 🙂 . It may be just because they not even tried many brinjal dishes or they do not like taste of brinjal. If second one is your case then nobody can help you. But if first one is your case then you are at right place. Baingan curry or brinjal curry with tomatoes and a lot roasted spices is really very delicious dish and there is no harm in try this dish at home.
I won’t say it’s a easy recipe though it looks so and takes very less time too. Then why is it not easy dish to make? This dish needs a lot of roasted spices, so that it creates a fantastic aroma what makes it a mouth watering dish. But if you add too much spices then you will create very strong aroma what is not expected. So add less spices if you have doubt but do not add excess spices.
Okay fine, now lets talk about brinjal curry. It’s a rich tomato based spicy brinjal curry dish. All roasted spices are used here and create pickle flavor. You need to roast coriander (dhania), cumin (jeera), mustard (sarso), ajwain & fennel (saunf) seeds and then make powder with grinder. Properly ripe tomatoes are used in brinjal curry. Those tomatoes bring reddish color and slightly sweet and sour taste in this dish.
Brinjal curry / baingan curry recipe
- Brinjal / baingan - 1 large size ( cut into small pieces)
- Tomatoes / tamatar - 2 medium size (chopped)
- Onion / pyaz - 1 large size (chopped)
- Green chilies / hara mirch (chopped) - 2 pieces
- Coriander / dhania powder (roasted) - 2 tsp
- Cumin / jeera powder (roasted) - 1 tsp
- Ajwain powder (roasted) - 1 tsp
- Mustard / sarso powder (roasted) - 1 tsp
- Fennel /.saunf powder (roasted) - 1 tsp
- Salt - to taste
- Oil - as needed
- Water - as needed
- Heat a frying pan and roast all spices and make powder by using grinder, take all spices in a separate container
- Now heat oil in a pan and add finely chopped onions and cook till turns to light brown color
- Now add all spices & chopped green chilies and fry for 20-30 seconds and stir
- Add chopped tomatoes and stir well and cook for another 5-6 mins
- Now add small pieces of brinjal / baingan and mix with all other ingredients and cook for 5 mins again
- Now add 1 tbsp water and cober the pan to cook in low flame for 5-7 mins
- Now switch off flame and serve this dish with roti (Indian bread) or rice
If you have liked this dish and also tried this recipe at home then please share your experience below. You can also try some spicy and very delicious dishes like achari paneer, mumbai style pav bhaji, soy granules salad, shahi paneer, kadai paneer, paneer butter masala and many more here.