My Treasure…My Pleasure

Authentic Kerala Cuisine & much more…

Mughlai Baingan

Posted by Annita on June 18, 2007

By now,my regular readers would have understood my love for eggplants.Usually i don’t leave out any new eggplant recipes that comes  my way.


This recipe is from an old edition of Vanitha magazine ,its a simple dish that goes with roti/rice.

Mughlai Baingan

Mughlai Baingan


Brinjals along with its stem – 1/4 kg
Asafoetida(Kaayam) – 1/2 tsp
Tomato medium sized chopped fine- 2
Paprika/Kashmiri Chilly powder(Piriyan mulaku podi)-1/2 tsp
Dry ginger powder (Chukku podi)- 1/2 tsp
Fennel seeds ground(Perum jeerakam podichathu)-1/2 tsp
Water – 1/2 cup
Salt – to taste
Oil – as needed


Make 3-4 vertical slits around the brinjals and shallow fry it until they are 75% cooked.Turn over to brown it evenly.Drain into a tissue paper,and keep them aside.

Fried Brinjals

Heat oil(use the same oil used for frying brinjals) in another pan,add asafoetida and chopped tomatoes,fry it well.Now add paprika,dry ginger powder and ground fennel seeds,fry it for a while and add water.When it starts to boil,add in the fried brinjals and salt.Simmer it until brinjals are well cooked and gravy turns thick.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti/rice.


18 Responses to “Mughlai Baingan”

  1. viji said

    This looks lummy Anitha. Viji

  2. Lata said

    Sounds simple and sweet. Will try this.

  3. Vini K said

    Hi anitha,this looks delicious and simple too.will give it a try.

  4. mallugirl said

    anita, i love baigan too so don’t mind any new recipes u post.

  5. anusharaji said

    hot color
    is it cuz of kashmiri mirchi?

    Yeah..kasmiri mirch and tomato

  6. Jyothi said

    Hi Anitha, that looks great and yummy. Simple too. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

  7. Suganya said

    I already like this Anitha.. Eggplant in tomato gravy is to die for!

  8. Cynthia said

    Such a rich colour to that dish and it must be full of flavour. Great looking.

  9. Jyothsna said

    I fall in the brinjal haters club but that gravy looks realy great!!

  10. Bindu said

    Hey Annita!
    Gravy looks sure it tastes great too,after all you made it:)I will send you a recipe for a different baingan dish that me and my husband came up with. We had a very tasty dish once at a restaurant here. So,whatever ingredients we could make out from it,we came up with a recipe! And when we tried,it was not that bad. Ofcourse it was very different from the original one we had:))Send me your email address again,will you? I had saved your address in my address book,but our system crashed last month and we lost lot of data.

  11. ramya said

    Hi anita,
    Nice dish.It’s new to me but quite simple and delicious.Thanks for sharing.

  12. Ashwati said

    In the recipe for orange chicken, is soda water coke, pepsi or soda water is totally different from coke , pepsi.

    No,its not coke or pepsi..It is plain soda only

  13. saira said

    Hi annita
    the picture looks stunning.I’ve tried a similar recipe called bengan bertha. I am going to try yours too…

  14. Minouchkah said

    Il looks so nice !

  15. Shivanand said

    Whoa!!! A dish to die for !!! Brinjal is one my fav vegetable! I’m gonna try this today for my lunch.

    BTW, the color looks awesome !

    Keep it up! ;)

    Yeah..its a good one for eggplant lovers ike me..

  16. roshni said

    roshni says
    february 5,2008 at 4.10 pm

    How will we identify ruined brinjals if we dry roast the brinjals directly

  17. ritu said

    Mughlai? where are the spices, raisins/nuts and cream/milk in this recipe. NOT a mughlai brinjal recipe at all!

  18. chiropractor toronto…

    […]Mughlai Baingan « My Treasure…My Pleasure[…]…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: