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Achari Baingan

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Indian pickle spices cooked together with brinjals.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Achari Baingan

Main Ingredients

Baby brinjals, Oil




Main Course-Veg

Level Of Cooking



  • Baby brinjals
  • Oil
    2-3 tablespoons
  • Onions
    2 medium
  • Mustard seeds
    1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
    1 teaspoon
  • Fennel seeds (saunf)
    1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Onion seeds (kalonji)
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder
    2 tablespoons
  • Dry mango powder (amchur)
    1 1/2 teaspoons


Step 1

Cut the brinjals into four vertical pieces along with their stems. Heat oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 2

Roughly chop onions and add to pan. Sauté till soft.

Step 3

Combine mustard seeds, methi dana, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and onion seeds in a grinder jar. Grind coarsely.

Step 4

Add brinjal pieces to pan and toss to mix. Add salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.

Step 5

Add a little water, cover and cook till brinjals are soft.Add a little more water and mix well.

Step 6

Cover again and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add red chilli powder and mix well.

Step 7

Add coriander powder and the ground powder. Mix well and add a little water. Mix again.

Step 8

Add a little more water and mix again. Add amchur and mix well.

Step 9

Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Serve hot.

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