How to make Bharwan Baingan - SK Khazana -

Brinjals stuffed with simple masala mixture and cooked in a flavourful gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Small brinjals (छोटे बैंगन), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Bharwan Baingan - SK Khazana

Bharwan Baingan - SK Khazana Recipe Card


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.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Bharwan Baingan - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Small brinjals 10-12

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Dried mango powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard oil 3 tablespoons

  • Onions grated 2 medium

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 6-7

  • Fresh tomato puree 1 cup

  • Light green chilli 1+ for garnish

  • coriander leaves chopped for garnish


Step 1

Trim the stem of the brinjals and make cross incisions in the middle from the stalk to the middle of the brinjals without cutting through.

Step 2

Mix together salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, dried mango powderand Tata Sampann Garam Masala in a bowl.

Step 3

Stuff this mixture into the slits of the brinjals. Reserve the extra mixture.

Step 4

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan on high heat till it begins to smoke, reduce the heat and add the brinjals and shallow fry, rotating the brinjals, for 5-6 minutes. Drain them and keep them on a plate.

Step 5

Add onion to the oil remaining in the pan.add asafoetida and a little water and mix well. Sauté well on medium heat till the onions turn golden brown.

Step 6

Add cumin seeds and garlic, mix and sauté for a minute. Add tomato puree and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or till the tomatoes are cooked .

Step 7

Add the reserved spice mixture and mix well. Spread the shallow fried brinjals over the masalas, sprinkle some coriander leaves, break a long green chilli into small pieces and add. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. switch off the heat.

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves. Break another green chilli into small pieces and sprinkle on top and serve hot.

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