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Baghare Baingan

Baby eggplants/baigan are cooked in cashew - coconut gravy and flavored with tangy spices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 PEOPLE
Author Ruchi



  • Clean and wash baigan/eggplant.
  • Assemble all the ingredients.
  • And all the spices..
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds...
  • When they start to sputter add in tomato puree..
  • Add coconut , curd, cashew paste, sesame seeds powder, red chili powder, salt and haldi.
  • Give it a good mix and cook till all the liquid evaporated and...
  • The masala looks like this - all cooked and oil starts to separate. My cooking time on medium flame was 7 minutes.
  • Mix in green chilies, garam masala powder and coriander leaves..
  • Mix all the ingredients well; until blended..
  • Cut baigan cross wise..
  • And toss them in the cooked masala..
  • Add 1/4 cup water..
  • Mix..
  • Cover and cook.
  • Cook for 15-20 minutes on medium low flame or until baigan is tender and soft.
  • Once baigan is cooked pour in tamarind paste and adjust seasonings.
  • Before serving - take some masala and stuff it inside the baigan. This way baigan will not taste bland.
  • Baigan is all cooked and ready to serve.
  • Enjoy it hot with warm rotis.