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. Excellent it dear

  4. Perfect to pair up with roti or paratha

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

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

  7. My two fav this I should try it

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

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

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