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Bharwa baingan recipe, How to make bharwan baingan | Stuffed brinjal recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
27 mins
Bharwa baingan is spicy eggplants stuffed with Indian whole spices.
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Rachna's Kitchen
  • For spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seed methi
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds saunf
  • 1 teaspoon nigella seeds kalonji
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds sarso
  • 2 teaspoon coriander seeds Sabut dhaniya
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder lal mirch
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder haldi
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder amchur powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Other ingredients
  • 8-10 small long or round Aubergine eggplants
  • 4 medium onions
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  1. Step 1. Heat a saute pan on medium heat and dry roast the whole spices fenugreek seed(methi), cumin seeds (jeera), fennel seeds(saunf), nigella seeds(kalonji), brown mustard seeds (sarso) and coriander seeds. Saute for a minute and remove from heat.
  2. Let it cool and keep aside.
  3. In a mixer grinder, grind the roasted whole spices into a fine powder.
  4. Step 2. Chop onions and grind them to a paste. Place a saute pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. Once heated, add onion paste. Saute till raw aroma goes away. It will take around 3- 4 minutes.
  5. Step 3. Once onion paste is cooked, add ground spice mix prepared in step 1, turmeric powder, red chilli flakes or powder and salt to taste.
  6. Saute mixture for 1 minute and switch off the gas. Let it cool down.
  7. Step 4. Make a cut on one side of baingan(eggplant) and stuff the spice mixture prepared in step 3 above. Prepare all eggplants likewise.
  8. Step 5. Place a saute pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Once oil is heated, gently slide the stuffed eggplants in oil. Turn the heat to minimum and cook for 6-7 minutes. In between turn them couple of times to avoid burn.
  9. Delicious bharwa baingan is ready to serve with
  10. hot phulka.