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Baingan Masala
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Baingan Masala

A lip smacking easy recipe using Eggplants with Indian Spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Sonal Gupta @ simplyvegetarian777

Ingredients

  • Baby Egg plants - 8 to 10
  • Water - 1 tbsp

Oils & Spices

  • Mustard oil - 1&1/2 tbsp
  • Asafetida/ Hing - a pinch
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Fennel powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Kashmiri Lal Mirch - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Dry Mango powder/Khatai - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp or to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the baby eggplants. Remove the stem and cut these into 4 pieces.
  • Take a heavy bottom pan and heat the mustard oil till it smokes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium low and add asafetida (hing) and other dry spices to the hot oil.
  • Stor the spices in oil for few seconds. Make sure that you control the heat or else the spices will be burnt.
  • Now add the baby eggplant pieces and toss well in the spices. Make sure that the eggplant pieces are coated well with the spice mix.
  • Sprinkle 1 tbsp water on the eggplants.
  • Cover with lid and cook on medium heat till the eggplants are soft and cooked. Stir in between to avoid burning.
  • Switch off the flame and serve it warm with rice and dhal or roti and dhal

Notes

You may use other kind of eggplants also if baby eggplants are not available.