Dahi Baingan

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A famous delicacy from Odia, often served as a side dish to rice and pulao.

Dahi Baingan or Brinjal in curd gravy is a famous dish from Odisha. Typically served as a side dish during festivals and special occasions, it is a staple of the Odia cuisine.

A simple dish that goes well with rice and pulao, it takes minimal effort to make this at home.

Follow the step by step instructions below and make this delicious side dish for your family today.

Dahi Baingan (Brinjal in Curds Gravy)


Dahi Baingan (Brinjal in Curds Gravy)
4.38 from 8 votes

Dahi Baingan

A famous delicacy from Odia, often served as a side dish to rice and pulao.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Odisha


  • 500 g Purple Brinjals
  • 1 cup Curds
  • 4 tbsp Oil or Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Gram Flour
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • to taste Salt

Grind to paste:

  • 4 to 5 Green Chillies
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1/4 cup Grated Coconut
  • little Coriander Leaves


  • Wash, cut brinjals into fours or eights.
  • Heat half of the oil, fry brinjal slices, turning them over all the time, cover and cook on low heat.
  • When brinjals get tender, remove from kadai, set aside.
  • Pour the rest of the oil, fry ground paste, adding dry masalas one at a time, continuing to fry all the time till masalas are done.
  • Put back brinjals, add a cup of water, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes till brinjals turn soft and masalas are blended.
  • Beat curds smooth with sugar, pour into brinjal gravy, simmer just once, remove.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.


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Mystique May 26, 2022 - 6:10 pm

Hello Mr. Kumar, Can we skip coconut in this recipe if not available. Would there be any change in the taste?

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Praveen Kumar May 28, 2022 - 8:55 am

Coconut is the main ingredient and skipping it will have an effect on the taste.

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Varun Sharma July 13, 2020 - 12:39 pm

I don’t love brinjal, but i love this dahi baingan recipe. Share this type of recipe more.

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Dido July 11, 2020 - 7:27 pm

Hello Mr Kumar: Thank you for the recipe. Being a newcomer to cooking, please let me know the times for these portions of cooking:
(1) “When brinjals get tender …” (how long does it take?)
(2) “… fry all the time till masalas are done.” (how long does it take?)

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Praveen Kumar July 12, 2020 - 7:32 pm


1. Typically this should take 10 to 15 minutes.
2. About 2 to 4 minutes.


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