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Achari Baingan
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Achari Baingan

Achari Baingan is one of the best Indian side-dish recipes that adds tons of flavor to an everyday meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 8 - 10 small brinjals baingan
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon mango powder amchur
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ Cup achaar ka masala see recipe )
  • ¼ Cup mustard oil sarson oil


  • Rinse the baby brinjals with water. Wipe them with a kitchen towel.
  • Make an ‘X’ ( – a cross) at the bottom of each brinjal slitting them lengthwise leaving intact from the stem.
  • Mix nicely achaar ka masala, salt, red chili powder and mango powder.
  • Stuff each brinjal with a tablespoon or so of the spice mix.
  • Press the brinjal gently in between your palm and fingers to let it hold the spice mix.
  • Set aside stuffed brinjals for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Heat mustard oil in a heavy bottom pan till it starts smoking. Reduce the heat to low.
  • Arrange the stuffed brinjals in the pan without over-lapping each other.
  • Cook the stuffed brinjals over low heat till they turn soft and nicely cooked.
  • While cooking brinjals do not turn them frequently.
  • Serve Achari Baingan with Phulka and Dal(  see recipe ) for lunch.


Recommended Equipment: Heavy Bottom Pan ( buy it here )