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Bagara Baingan
Bagara Baingan (Eggplants in sesame peanut coconut sauce)
Total Time
45 mins

A delicious gravy made with fried eggplants in  ground sesame, peanut ,coconut and poppy seed paste.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
First set of ingredients (curry)
  • 10 -15 eggplants
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • 3 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp onion seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 4 slit green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 lemon sized tamarind juice squeezed
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves chopped
Second set of ingredients (paste)
  • 8 tbsp peanuts
  • 6 tbsp frozen or fresh grated coconut
  • 4 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
Paste Preparation
  1. In a pan ,dry roast grated coconut, groundnuts, poppy seeds and sesame seeds by constantly stirring it on medium to low flame taking care not to burn

  2. After about 5 to 6 minutes ,when you get a nice aroma switch off the flame.Cool and grind the contents to a fine paste using very little water. Keep aside.

Baingan Bagara Curry preparation
  1. In a deep bottomed pan, heat oil .Sautee the eggplants which are slit. You can also optionally choose to spice the eggplants with a little  red chilli powder,turmeric and salt.

  2. In a deep bottomed pan , heat oil and add mustard , onion seeds and sesame.

  3. Add slit green chilies, curry leaves and sautee.

  4. Add chopped onions and cook until translucent .Add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell disappears.

  5. Add spices cumin, fennel, coriander, red chili, turmeric , salt and mix well.

  6. Add about 1 cup of water and bring it to a boil.

  7. Add the fried egg plants to this sauce .

  8. Add  tamarind juice, sugar and garam masala

  9. Cook well and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.