Saturday, June 9, 2012

Achari Baingan/Brinjal/Eggplant With Pickle Spices

Achari Baingan/ Brinjal/Eggplant with pickles doesn't contain any pickle as the name says, but has the spices which gives the taste of pickles. The preparation is quite easy and simple. The gravy is made using curd/yogurt and cream. For all those people who are not very big fan of brinjal, then I must say do make this stye baingan and I am sure they will start liking brinjal

Baingan/Brinjal/ Eggplant-1 big
Oil-2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste-1tsp
Green Chilly-2 (finely chopped)
Chilly Powder-1/2tsp
Garam Masala-1/2tsp
Amchur/ Dry Mango Powder-1/2tsp
Salt-to taste
Turmeric Powder-1/2tsp
Coriander Leaves-3tbs
Achari Spices:
Saunf/Fennel Seeds-1tsp
Rai/Sarso/Mustard Seeds-1tsp
Fenugreek/ Methi Seeds-1tsp
Hing/ Asafoetida-1/2tsp
For The Marinade:
Ginger Garlic Paste-2tbs
Chilly Powder-1tsp
Turmeric Powder-1/2tsp
Salt-to taste

Mix all the ingredients for marinade in a bowl.
Chop brinjal into rings.
Add the marinade paste and toss it gently to coat all the pieces with the marinade. Keep it aside for 15minutes.
Lie silver foil in the baking sheet and bake brinjal rings at a preheated oven at 170C for 10 minutes or till baingan/brinjal are soft .
Heat oil in a pan. Take all the achari spices in a bowl. Add it to the oil and when they crackle, add onions and green chillies.

When they turn golden add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell fades away
Then Add the chilly powder, garam masala, turmeric, amchur and salt and mix properly. Let it cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes
Add whisked curd and cream. Check and adjust the gravy consistency you like.
Let it cook for 3-4minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with bread or rice.


  1. i have tried fried version of this but baked sounds healthy . i will try this soon. bookmarking ur recipe

  2. marinated massala on baingan looks perfect and aromatic

  3. sounds good deal for me. i m d one who likes pickle and baingan both.good recipe


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