Eggplant (also known as aubergine) is a shiny bulbous vegetable in the nightshade family that comes in green, white, or, more commonly, purple. The eggplant itself is actually a berry, and its edible watertight skin and disc-like seeds show clearly its similarity to peppers and tomatoes.

Mughlai Baingan Masala (Baingan Mussalam)
Brinjal, Curries and Gravies

Mughlai Baingan Masala (Baingan Mussalam)

Baingan Mussalam or Mughlai style Brinjals cooked in a tangy tomato gravy is a delicious and mouth-watering side dish for rotis, naans or parathas. This version of the recipe uses the brinjal whole and in the other version the brinjals are chopped. Ingredients: Brinjals (Aubergines) – 250g Oil – 2 […]

Baingan Kachri (Deep-fried Brinjal Slices)
Brinjal, Snacks

Baingan Kachri

Deep fried brinjal slices or Baingan Kachri is a popular North Indian tea time snack. This can also be served as a starter to any meal, especially with dinner. Ingredients: Baingan (Brinjals / Aubergines) – 4, long Whole Wheat Flour – 1 1/2 cups Red Chilli Powder – 2 to […]

Brinjal Chutney
Brinjal, Chutneys and Sauces

Brinjal Chutney

A different variety of chutney with brinjals for idli, dosa or chapati. Ingredients: Brinjals – 4, large ones or 7, medium ones Green Chillies – 4 to 5 Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 20 to 22 Curry Leaves – handful Coriander Leaves – large handful Tamarind – little, seedless Salt as […]

Small Brinjals
Brinjal, Sambar

Chinna Kathirikai Kuzhambu (Small Brinjal Sambar)

Sambar is a popular South Indian dish made with various vegetables. This one using small brinjals is a popular variety and is typically served with hot rice and side dish of choice. Ingredients: Violet Brinjals – 10, small ones Tamarind Extract – 1 cup, not too thick and slightly watery Oil […]

Eggplant Chips
Brinjal, Kids, Snacks

Eggplant Chips

A simple and great snack for any occasion. These make a super easy evening snack or a late-night movie munchies. Ingredients: Eggplants (Aubergines/Brinjals) – 4, medium Oil – 1/4 cup Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tblsp Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp (Substitute with 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder if […]

Fried Eggplant Salad
Brinjal, Middle Eastern, Salad

Fried Eggplant Salad

A classic Greek style salad with fried brinjals, capsicum & spring onions with an optional crumbled cheese on top. Ingredients: Eggplants (Brinjals) – 300 gms, chopped Cheese – 2 tblsp, crumbled (optional) Capsicums – 2, small, chopped Spring Onions – 2, finely sliced Garlic Paste – 1 tsp Extra-Virgin Olive […]

Thai Coconut Curry
Brinjal, Pumpkin, Thai

Thai Coconut Curry with Chickpeas

This delicious Vegetarian Thai Coconut Curry with Chickpeas is easy to make, tasty and ideal for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Coconut Milk – 400 ml Tomatoes – 400 gms Chickpeas – 200 gms, soaked in slightly salted water for 8 hours or overnight and drained Red Chilli Flakes – 1 […]