Culinary Series – Simple and delicious Baingan Bhaji

So Jiggy came over to Mumbai the other day and as usual displayed her lowwee and talent for cooking. I got inspired enough to click pictures of all that we managed to make that day 🙂 ..So here is a series of recipes all of which came out really well.

To begin with here is a super simple and delicious baingan(brinjal) recipe to go with roti or paratha or rice.

Ingredients :

Bharta Baingan (The large brinjal) –  1

Tomatoes – 2

Hing (asafoetida)

Methi (fenugreek) Seeds

Sarson Ka Tel (Mustard Oil)

Turmeric powder

Red chilli powder

Dhania Powder (Or use Sambar Powder if you have that)


Method :

Dice the brinjal into big pieces and keep aside

Heat 2-3 tbsps of Mustard Oil for atleast a minute before throwing in 1 tspn of Methi Seeds and a tspn of Hing.

Stir for 30 seconds and add in the Brinjal.Stir it so that the oil covers a bit of all the pieces.

Now cut the tomatoes and toss them into the Kadai.

Put in all the other masala – Turmeric Powder, Dhania Powder (or Sambar Powder), Chilli Powder, Salt to taste

Cover it and let it steam for 10-15 minutes (Or until the brinjal is done).

Tada.Thats it…Slurrpp..It was so easy to make and I loved its taste…It has no onions a no frills kinda sabji and yet I could eat the sabji as it is and still not get enough of it! 🙂 Do give it a try with Mustard Oil…I usually don’t like the  smell of sarson ka tel..but with this it really brings out the baingan flavor and the sarson ka tel flavor is very subtle 🙂 .

Here is a snapshot of the dish..I was surprised I saved some of it for the photograph ..Baingan is seriously driving me crazy these days..I need more baingan recipessssss…