Fried Brinjal Curry (Dry)

Easy step by step recipe for making Gujarati style Fried Brinjal (Baigan) curry.
Fried Brinjal Curry Recipe

This simple Gujarati-style Fried Brinjal curry takes one of the most popular vegetables – Brinjal / Eggplant / Baigan and makes a lip-smacking curry to go with those soft Phulkas.

Note that is more of a dry curry and you could also serve this as a snack. But if you are like some of us who don’t like to eat Baigan without a main dish then pair it up with your lead main course of the day. You could also pair this up with steamed rice with a dollop of ghee on top.

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Photo by avinashbhat Fried Brinjal Curry (Dry) 1

We recommend using large Brinjals for this. If they are not available used the darker medium-sized Brinjals. The longer ones ca be avoided for this recipe since they will not taste the same way as it would with others.

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Photo by rpongsaj Fried Brinjal Curry (Dry) 1

Fried Brinjal Curry Recipe

Fried Brinjal Curry

Easy step by step recipe for making Gujarati style Fried Brinjal (Baigan) curry.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4


  • 2 No. brinjal Large or 3-4 small sized ones
  • 1 teaspoon dhania-jeera powder coriander and cumin seeds powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mango powder
  • 1 pinch Salt and chilli powder to taste as per your preference

How to make:

  • Cut the brinjal into half and each half into 3 slices.
  • Make fine slits on the cut surface of each slice and then mix all the above spices and rub nicely on the slits.
  • Heat oil and put the brinjals cut side down into the pan.
  • Cover tightly and cook over a slow fire turning them occasionally till they are soft.
  • Serve hot with Aloo Parathas or Rotis.
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