(SPICY&TANGY) BainganBhaji


Baingan is also known as brinjal/eggplant/aubergine. Different varieties of the eggplant produce fruit of different size, shape, and colour, though typically purple; and a much wider range of shapes, sizes and colours is grown in India.

For this recipe I have used the elongated oval-shaped, dark-purple skin baingan, and the two main ingredients used to flavour the bhaji are malvani garam masala ( – this roasted powder mix of spices is less peppery and more zesty than the regular garam masala), and dried kokum fruit (Malabar tamarind/ Gracinia indica)is a tangy fruit; this fruit can reduce fat, purify blood, aid in digestion and also reduce cholesterol.

The Recipe:

In a mixture of  5 teaspoonful of rice bran oil and 5 teaspoonful oil used to fry non-vegetarian food (optional),


  • Chucked a teaspoon of mustard seeds to crackle,
  • Added finely sliced pieces of (3 medium) onions,
  • Peppered the translucent onion slices with slices of  a green chilli ,
  • Dashed the mixture with a teaspoon of salt,
  • Flavoured the mixture with sliced pieces of (3 medium) tomatoes,
  • Added finely chopped pieces of (2) brinjals to the mixture,
  • Sprinkled the mixture with a handful of finely chopped shreds of coriander leaves,
  • Spiced the mixture with finely mashed pieces of (5 to 7) garlic cloves and a minute share of ginger; half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and a teaspoonful of malvani garam masala,
  • Poured one glass full of (about 5) dried kokum fruit saturated water to citrus the mixture,

And after the brinjal pieces turn tender, enjoy the spicy and tangy Bhaji

(Happy Eating)

About mirandavoice

My interest in writing expands to travel, history, social and general topics. My articles are based primarily on my observations and curiosity in life. You will find the links of my articles in my Twitter account: mirandapresence My blog mirandavoice.com displays my thoughts. My blog masalahealth.wordpress.com (Quick Indian recipes – Easy, healthy,delicious) has recipes of my innovation in Indian cuisine. Journey along with me into the world of curiosity, Thank you. Sylvia Miranda (mirandapresence@gmail.com)
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9 Responses to (SPICY&TANGY) BainganBhaji

  1. ‘Chucked’ is a word after my Culinary Queen’s own heart.

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  2. Carolyn Page says:

    I never fail to salivate, Sylvia, when reading your delicious recipes! 🙂

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  3. I’ve never even heard of some of those ingredients! But it looks yummy!

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  4. I must look up Brinjals. It doesn’t accept the word in my spelling inventory. I bet it is delicious. Anything that gets rejected always gets my attention.
    The recipe sure reads like something magical in the making. I must get out my apron and try it.

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  5. Rupali says:

    Wow, that looks really spicy. We just miss nice paratha with them 🙂

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  6. All of your food pictures and recipes look and sound SO delicious!

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