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Baingan Gravy / Eggplant Gravy

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

A creamy brinjal gravy served with Turmeric Rice / pulao, Raita and papad.

This brinjal / eggplant gravy is prepared with spices, cashew nuts and malwani masala. Malwani masala is a masala from the coastal region of Maharashtra ,Konkan. Easily available at stores.

Ingredients 800 gms Small size purple brinjals Wash well and pat dry. Slice into half

Add 1 tsp Malwani masala powder and salt to the brinjals , mix well.

Shallow fry in ghee till done .

Ingredients for the masala Ingredients 1 3 Dry kashmiri chillies 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 1/2 tsp pepper corn 20 cashew nuts

Dry roast the above and keep aside.

Masala Ingredients for frying

Ingredients 2 2 medium size onion sliced 3 tomatoes sliced 1 tbsp dried Fenugreek leaves 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder Salt to taste

Method Add some ghee and saute onions till lightly brown. Then add the sliced tomatoes, salt to taste and saute till tomatoes are soft. Add next the ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, and dried Fenugreek leaves. Saute well for 2 mins on medium flame. Allow to cool

Now grind the ingredients 1 and 2 together with some amount of water.

Ingredients Clarified butter/ ghee 1 tbs Malwani masala

Salt if required only 1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves

Method Add some ghee, once hot add the ground masala and 1 cup water. Allow cook for a minute. Add the fried brinjals, mix well. Add the malwani masala powder and finely chopped coriander leaves. Cook for 5 more mins on medium flame occasionally stirring.

Raita 400 gms Curd ,whisked well

Add to the well whisked curd , 1/4 tsp each chilli powder, chaat masala and pepper powder. Salt to taste, 1/4 tsp sugar , 1 finely chopped onion, 1 finely chopped tomato , 1 finely chopped green chillies and 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves.

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