Saturday, January 23, 2016

Eggplant And Tomato sabzi / baingan aur tamatar ki sabzi

Eggplant is one of my favorite vegetables. I love cooking with it and use it either in curries, sabzi or in sambar. Today, I will be sharing with you all a very delicious and easy to prepare sabzi that goes perfectly well with hot phulkas or roti.

Note: All measurements are based on the US measuring cup and spoon sizes where 1 cup = 235 ml
  • Eggplant / baingan (small variety) : 500 grams
  • Onion (finely chopped) : 1 cup
  • Tomato (finely chopped) : 3/4th cup
  • Garlic (finely chopped) : 1 tbsp heaped
  • Oil : 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chillies :2 broken
  • Urad dal / black gram : 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds / rai : 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera : 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves / Kadi patta : 5-6
  • Turmeric powder / haldi : 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder / dhania powder : 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder : 1 tsp (Adjust according to taste)
  • Jaggery powder / Sugar : 1 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Wash the eggplants and cut them in to pieces and keep them in salt water until ready for use.

  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan.When hot, add the cumin seeds, urad dal, mustard seeds and dry red chillies. When the seeds start to splutter, add the curry leaves.

  • Now, add the chopped onion and garlic. Cook the onions until the are pink and translucent.

  • Drain the water from the eggplants and add the eggplants to the pan. Also add the tomatoes.Mix well.

  • Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder and the red chilli powder. Cover and cook on medium heat until the eggplant is cooked.

  • Once the eggplant has cooked, add salt and the jaggery powder. Cook for another 5 minutes. 

  • Lastly add the chopped cilantro.

  • Serve with roti or rice.



  1. Lots of those flavours which I am hyped up right now.

  2. Looks absolutely delicious. I love this love this combination of brinjal and tomatoes a lot. A wonderful curry option for lunch and dinners. Bookmarked.

  3. Perfect to pair up with roti or paratha

  4. Your baingan aur tamatar ki sabzi looks bursting with flavors. I too love eggplants and love the blend of spices you used, Shunha. Cheers.

  5. Love the combination of ingredients!
    Looks so.tempting!

  6. My two fav this I should try it

  7. One of my fav combination....will try ur version next time...loved it :)

  8. Great dish. This dish has all the best ingredients making my mouth water...lovely preparation.

  9. Love eggplants and this one looks amazing!
    Have to try with jaggery.