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Indian Recipes – Aloo Baingan Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Hindi Language

Aloo Baingan is a very popular and easy vegetarian north Indian dish. In this dish, the eggplants/brinjal (बैंगन – Baingan) sare used and are cooked with potatoes, onion, turmeric, green, garam masala and red chilies .

So what are you waiting for, let’s make this delicious dish at home.

Recipe Servings : 5
Recipe Cook Time : 40 min (Cook time: 25 minutes and preparation time is 15 minutes)


1 kg of eggplants / brinjals
5-6 potatoes, with each potato cut in 8 pieces
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 medium onions (peeled and minced)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 cup water
1 teaspoon garam masala
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 lemon (juiced) or 2 teaspoon mango powder
2 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Wash eggplants/ brinjals and potatoes in water.
  2. Slice the eggplants into 4 pieces vertically and then slice in smaller pieces (approx. 1 inch)
  3. Slice the potatoes in medium size slices.
  4. Heat cooking oil in a large pan.
  5. Add onions and garlic and sauté over a medium heat until onions turn golden brown (4-5 minutes).
  6. Turn heat to medium-low.
  7. Add the coriander, cumin, and turmeric.
  8. Add salt, chili powder and stir for 30 seconds .
  9. Add the potatoes and eggplant and stir for 1 minute.
  10. Add 1 cup of water and stir for 20 seconds.
  11. Add the mango powder or lemon juice and garam masala powder.
  12. Cook covered for 20 minutes.
  13. Remove the cover.
  14. Optional: add the minced chili and ginger.
  15. Stir and cook uncovered for 30 seconds.
  16. Serve with boiled Basamati rice or naan or roti (round flat Indian breads).
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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.