Aug 6, 2012

Baingan Masala

Baingan Masala

A tasty side dish with rotis !!! (Easy to prepare with minimum ingredients)

Serves: 2 – 3


1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, finely sliced (or 10 shallots (chuvannulli / sambar onion / small onion), finely sliced)

2 small size tomatoes, cut into cubes or any other shape

¾ teaspoon red chilli powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 ½ teaspoon coriander powder

2 teaspoon ginger – garlic paste (optional)

2 medium size purple color baingan (brinjal), pick tender baingan, cut into cubes or any other shape

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves


Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder in 1 tablespoon water and keep aside (spice mix).

Heat oil in a pan / kadai. Add sliced onion / small onion and fry on a medium to low heat till golden color.

Add cubed tomatoes and stir well.

Add diluted spice mix and stir well on a low heat for 2 – 3 minutes until the raw smell goes.

Add ginger – garlic paste (if using) and stir again for 2 minutes until the raw smell goes and well combined with other ingredients.

Add baingan pieces and salt to taste. Do not add water. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a low heat for 10 – 12 minutes or until done / well cooked. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves when serving.

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