How to make Saeb aur Baingan ki sabzi -

Apples and brinjals cooked with typical Kashmiri masalas

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Green apples (saeb), Eggplants (baingan)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Saeb aur Baingan ki sabzi

Saeb aur Baingan ki sabzi 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 : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Saeb aur Baingan ki sabzi Recipe

  • Green apples (saeb) 2½

  • Eggplants (baingan) quartered 8-10

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried ginger powder (soonth) 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel (sanf) powder 1 teaspoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 2 teaspoon

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Cinnamon 1 inch

  • Cloves 6

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns-cinnamon-clove powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan, add eggplant and salt and mix well. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 2

Quarter and seed apples. Peel half of them and cut all of them into big cubes.

Step 3

Add apple cubes to the pan along with ¼ cup water and mix well. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Step 4

Mix ginger powder, fennel powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, 1 tsp dried mango powder and 1 tbsp water in a bowl to make a smooth paste. Add this paste to the pan. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes more.

Step 5

For tempering, heat ghee in a small non-stick pan, add cinnamon, cloves, green cardamoms and cumin seeds and saute till fragrant. Pour the tempering to the eggplant-apple mixture and mix well. Add peppercorns-cinnamon-clove powder and mix well. Cook till the apples are soft and eggplants are done.

Step 6

Adjust salt and add remaining dried mango powder and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes.

Step 7

Transfer the sabzi onto a serving plate and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.