How to make Baingan Jhol Recipe - Marinated brinjal pieces deep fried and cooked in a Bengali masala.

This recipe is contributed by Member Neha Mukund Kumar.

Main Ingredients : Brinjals ( बैंगन ) , Red chilli powder ( लाल मिर्च पावडर )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course_Veg

Baingan Jhol

Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

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Baingan Jhol

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Baingan Jhol

  • Brinjals cut into roundels 4 long

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 4 teaspoons

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 11 /2 teaspoons

  • Garlic 15 cloves

  • Mustard seeds 4 teaspoons

  • Tomato 1 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespo

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Marinate the brinjals with half teaspoon red chilli powder, salt, yogurt, besan, half teaspoon turmeric powder and keep it aside for ten minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile grind garlic, three and half teaspoons mustard seeds and tomato to a fine paste. Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick kadai.

Step 3

Add the brinjals and deep fry them till golden brown in color. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.

Step 4

Heat two tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add remaining mustard seeds and saute till it splutters.

Step 5

Add onions and cook til it turns golden brown in color.

Step 6

Add the mustard and tomato paste and cook till the mixture gets cooked.

Step 7

Add remaining red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt with a cup of water and bring it to boil.

Step 8

Add the fried brinjals and coriander leaves and cook for five minutes.

Step 9

Serve hot with rice.

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