How to make Dahi Baingan -

Fried brinjals cooked with yogurt.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Cooking with Olive Oil.

Main Ingredients : Brinjals (बैंगन), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Dahi Baingan checkout Bharli Vangi, Eggplant Chilli Garlic, Achari Baingan, Baingan Bharta . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Muttakos Kootu Chholay Parsley Mushrooms Stuffed Potatoes And Tomatoes

Dahi Baingan

Dahi Baingan 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dahi Baingan Recipe

  • Brinjals 6-8 long

  • Yogurt

  • Yogurt 2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 2 tablespo

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom 3-4

  • Fennel seed (saunf) powder 1 tablespoon

  • Dry ginger powder (soonth) 1/2 tablespoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 teaspoon


Step 1

Wash and cut brinjals into quarters lengthways and keep in water till further use. Whisk yogurt and salt together.

Step 2

Heat sufficient olive oil in a kadai (wok). Drain, pat dry and deep-fry brinjals till light brown. Drain and place on an absorbent paper. Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a pan.

Step 3

Add asafoetida and green cardamoms. Stir-fry briefly and immediately add the whisked yogurt. Stir in fennel powder, dry ginger powder and Kashmiri red chilli powder.

Step 4

Cook on medium heat for two to three minutes and add fried brinjals. Reduce heat and cook covered for three to four minutes. Adjust seasoning and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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