How to make Low Oil Baghare Baingan -

Tempered brinjals.cooked in low amount of oil

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Brinjal small, Sesame seeds

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Low Oil Baghare Baingan

Low Oil Baghare Baingan Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Low Oil Baghare Baingan Recipe

  • Brinjal small 250 grams

  • Sesame seeds quartered 2 medium

  • Coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoons

  • Sesame seeds (til) 1 1/2 tbsp for garnishing

  • Peanuts 2 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 3/4 teaspoon

  • Dry coconut (khopra) grated 1 tablespoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) a pinch

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic chopped 6-8 cloves

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Curry leaves 1 sprig


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Wash brinjals and make slits along the length taking care that the brinjal is held together at the stem. Dry roast onions on a tawa till they soften and turn lightly brown.

Step 2

Dry roast together coriander seeds, sesame seeds, peanuts, cumin seeds, poppy seeds, dry coconut and fenugreek seeds till they begin to change colour and give out a nice aroma.

Step 3

Grind together roasted onions, roasted spices, ginger, garlic, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and jaggery or sugar to a very fine paste. Add tamarind pulp and mix well.

Step 4

Stuff this masala into the slit brinjals and reserve the remaining. Heat oil in a kadai, add curry leaves and sauté for a minute. Add the brinjals along with the reserved masala. Cover and cook for ten minutes.

Step 5

Transfer into a baking dish. Add half a cup of water. Cook, covered, in the preheated oven for thirty to forty minutes or till the brinjals are done, stirring occasionally.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving dish, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve hot.

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