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small baingan recipe



The Small Baingan Recipe, also known as 'Bharwa Baingan' or 'Stuffed Brinjal', is an Indian delicacy known for its rich and aromatic flavors. Small eggplants are stuffed with a mixture of spices and then sautéed in oil till they're perfectly cooked. It's a popular dish across many parts of India, including Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh. This dish is best enjoyed with a side of roti or steamed rice.

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small baingan (eggplant)



2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

pinch asafoetida


onions, finely chopped



1 tablespoon

garlic paste

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala powder

1/2 teaspoon

tamarind pulp

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Wash the baingan and slit them, keeping the stem intact.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin and mustard seeds. Once they start to splutter, add asafoetida.

Step 3:

Add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes away.

Step 4:

Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt, and tamarind pulp. Cook until the spices blend well.

Step 5:

Stuff the spice mixture into the baingan.

Step 6:

In the same pan, arrange the stuffed baingan. Cover and cook on a low flame till the baingan are soft and thoroughly cooked.

Step 7:

Serve hot with roti or rice.

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