Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Baingan Masala (Brinjal Masala)

A North/South Medley Dish.
Tangy Flavoured Brinjal Dish.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Brinjal
2. Tamarind small gooseberry size
3. Salt to taste
4. Onion finely chopped 1
5. Tomato finely chopped 1
6. Curry leaves and coriander leaves
7. Turmeric Powder
8. Water

Ingredients for Paste
1. Grated Coconut 2 tablespoons
2. Dhania seeds (coriander Seeds ) 3 tablespoons
3. Til (Sesame seeds) 1 tbsp
4. Dry Red Chilli 7 to 8 (according to taste)
5. Groundnuts 3 tablespoons
Fry the above ingredients separately without adding water and grind into fine paste.

Ingredients for Tempering/Tadka
1. Oil 2 tsp
2. Mustard seeds
3. Cumin seeds

1. Slit Brinjal into 4 or 6 pieces and keep immersed in water till use. (To avoid blackening)
2. Heat Oil in a pan, add Mustard and Cumin seeds.
3. Fry Onion till brown and add tomatoes and fry till cooked.
4. Now goes the main ingredient Brinjal, fry well and add grinded masala paste.
5. Add Turmeric, Salt and Mix well, pour 3/4 cup of water and cook till done.

-:> Serve Baingan Masala with Hot Rice or Roti. <:-

Brinjal Masala (Masala Baingan)

1. Ginger and garlic can be added while grinding.
2. You can stuff this masala in Brinjal and make it as a Curry.


USHA said...


The receipe looks yummy.I had it few time,one of my marathi friend prepare for their festivals often.

Colour of brinjal,masala...WoW!whatto say...lokking great.

Sandeepa said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, I have had this at a friends place who is from Andhra, are you from there too, though I am not sure which region this is from.
It was a very tasty dish and yours look great

Krithika said...

Looks delicious ! ingredients are very similar to baghar-e-baingan.
Thanks for sharing

Lakshmi said...

Hi MT, I think it's one dish that everyone loves.
nice looking curry.

madhu said...

Hi MT,
Love Baingan,yours is bit differnt masala. Never made brinjal with peanut. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hi Menu Today,
Glad to see you are back ! I read your blog daily and try a various recipies from your site. Thank you very much !

Lakshmik said...

Delicious recipe. Cannot wait to make it.

Sri said...

Your baingan masala looks delicious. I had tried similar kind of dish long time back but was a flop then...:( may be i added too much of peanut.But after looking at your baingan masala, I guess may be i can give it a second try. :)

Mallugirl said...

i like thsi eggplant recipe. have had a similar one at my friend's place.wonderful snaps.

Linda said...

Hi MT, looks delicious! Makes me wish for some eggplant right now.... :)

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi MT,
its a suprise!! Even I too posted the same recipe yesterday...but there is little difference in the recipe. I don'nt add peanuts..shall try your version next time.Thanks for sharing

Menu Today said...

Hi Usha,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Sandeepa,
I am from TN. Thank u soo much..

Hi Kirthika, Lakshmi,Anjali,Shaheen, Linda,

Hi Madhu,
It tastes good with ground nut. Try once. Thanks.

Hi Sri,
Thanks for visiting. Please do let me know the outcome of it..

Hi Meena,
Your curry looks sooo nice. Next time I am going to try your version.Thanks.

Lera said...

very appetizing,MT you have blogged out all lovely dishes so far....:)

Asha said...

Mouthwatering Baingan dish,MT! You know I love any Eggplant dishes:))

Yum, thank you so much for this recipe,got to get some Brijals now:)

Lakshmiammal said...

Hi MT,
Wished I reserved the eggplants bought from devon for another day. Just yesterday finished cooking it, the usual way.:-< thanks for the yummy looking recipe!

Vini K said...

Hey MT,where were you?Long time no see?baingan masala looks yummy.

Menu Today said...

Hi Lera,
Thank u so much.

Hi Asha,
In my family everybody likes brinjal in any form. Thanks.

Hi LakshmiAmmal,
Next time try this curry. Thanks.

Hi Vini,
I been to India for 2 weeks. Thanks.

R Nathan said...

Hi MT,
I tried this last night and it came out very well. I used two tomatoes and added the tamarind water after the brinjals and the powder were added to the onion/tomato gravy.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful and easy dish.