Best Brinjal Recipes To Try At Home


Brinjal Recipe

A favorite ingredient in most Indian dishes, brinjal is a super healthy low calorie vegetable that is often used in stir-fried dishes or chutneys. A hero ingredient that compliments  other vegetables, here are some fun brinjal recipes that we know that your kids will love!

Baingan Ka Bharta

Baingan ka bharta Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup of plain curd
  • 1 tsp turmeric and coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Roast the eggplant directly on the flame. Once the outer peel starts turning dark and crisp, take it off the flame and peel the skin off. 
  • Mash the roasted eggplant and set it aside. 
  • Heat some oil in a pan and add onions and ginger-garlic paste. Once the onions turn slightly transparent, add the tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • To this, add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Mix it all well and then add the curd. 
  • Now add the mashed eggplant and stir everything well. Allow the mixture for 4-5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some finely chopped green chillis and coriander leaves, and serve it hot. 

Stuffed Cheesy Brinjal Curry

Stuffed Cheesy Brinjal Curry Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggplant (sliced)
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs (whisked)
  • Tomato Puree
  • 8-10 sliced olives
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp oregano and chilli flakes
  • Bunch of basil leaves
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter 
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • To prepare the tomato sauce, heat some butter in a pan, add tomato puree, oregano, basil leaves, chilli flakes, pinch of salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil and set it aside.
  • Dip each eggplant slice into the whisked egg wash and then dip one side of it in grated cheese. Repeat this process with all eggplant slices.
  • In a pan, heat some olive oil and cook both sides of the sliced eggplant until it turns slightly brown. 
  • Now layer these cheesy eggplant slices on top of each other in a baking dish. Add a generous amount of tomato sauce onto it and allow it to trickle down.
  • Place the baking dish in the oven and bake it until the sauce turns warm. 
  • Serve immediately.

Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan

Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 500g of baby brinjals (slit from middle)
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • ½ cup of grated coconut
  • ¼ cup of peanuts
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3-4 dry red chillis
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic
  • ½ tsp mustard and fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp crushed jaggery
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Heat a pan and dry roast the chopped onions, ginger and garlic cloves. Set it aside. 
  • In a separate pan, dry roast the grated coconut until it turns slightly brown and set it aside.
  • In another pan, dry roast the sesame seeds, coriander seeds, peanuts, and dry red chillis. 
  • Now grind all the roasted ingredients together into a smooth paste and set it aside. Add a little bit of water if needed. Keep it aside.
  • Heat some oil in a pan, shallow fry the brinjals and drain.
  • In the same oil, add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once it starts crackling, add red chilli powder, salt and half a cup of water. Allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes. To this, add tamarind paste and jaggery and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add the fried brinjals and mix it well. Allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes and serve hot.

Most people have their own unique way of preparing baingan recipes, especially because it is such a versatile and adaptive vegetable. Prepare these super easy eggplant recipes at home without the constant hassle of going grocery shopping. Find the best variety of vegetables, spices and other everyday essentials at Heritage Fresh, and avail their instant grocery delivery.

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