Baingan Kara (Spicy Eggplant Curry)

Baingan kara is a Southern Indian recipe, which means spicy eggplant. There is little story about this recipe i wanted to share, My husband is a big time fan of eggplant. And there is a very good Indian restaurant which serves this recipe. Every time he goes there he orders Baingan kara so after trying it once myself, I started to try diff variation, and atlast after hit and try attempts I finally got it 🙂
  • Eggplant – 1 pound (baingan 500 grams)
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • Tomato-2 chopped fine
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida ( Hing)
  • Curry leaves
  • Red chilli (dry)  3-4
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • Oil-2 tbs
  • Tamarind paste  2tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro  (garnish)
  • 1/2 tsp Sambhar powder(optional)
Cooking Direction
Cut the Eggplant (baigan into small pieces and set it aside dipped in water)
Heat oil in the pan, add mustard seeds, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, as they start to crackle add whole red chillies and curry leaves.Add galic and onion and saute, till it onion becomes translucent.
Add turmeric and coriander powder and let it simmer for for 1-2 mins Tomatoes and tamarind to the spices. Add the eggplant and (baingan) and let it simmer for 20- 25 mins.
When the eggplant is cooked garnish it with cilantro . And serve it hot with rice.
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  1. Thanks!

  2. I LOVE this! So delicious and spicy. I hope I can duplicate it.

    • I’m sure you will 🙂

  3. Khatta Meetha – Baingan Kara (Spicy Eggplant Curry) | Khatta Meetha I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You are wonderful! Thanks! your article about Khatta Meetha – Baingan Kara (Spicy Eggplant Curry) | Khatta MeethaBest Regards Nick

    • thanks for the compliment, i created this recipe and got raving reviews 🙂

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