BADane Kaayi Gojju – Brinjal Curry

Badane kaayi Gojju or Baingan masala, is one lip smacking curry. A creamy, spicy, tangy curry that can be served with roti or rice. I almost lick the plate when i make this. 

For someone like my husband who used to hate brinjals, i had to come up with recipes for him to start liking it. And this is one of those. 


10nos – Small round Brinjals

2 nos – Onion, finely chopped

1 tsp – Mustard seeds

Salt to taste

4 tbsp – Oil

Coriander for garnishing

Roasted peanuts for garnishing

For the paste

1/4 cup – Freshly grated coconut ( you can use dry coconut as well)

2 tbsp – Peanuts

2 tbsp – Tamarind paste

2 nos – Dry red chillies

For filling

2 tbsp – Jeera

1 tbsp – Red chilly powder

1 tbsp – Haldi

1 tbsp – Salt


Wash the brinjals. Slit them cross wise.

Mix the filling in a bowl, and fill it into the brinjals. 

Let them sit for sometime, till you get everything else ready.

Blend all the ingredients listed under paste to a smooth paste, using enough water.

In a pan, heat the oil

Add mustard seeds and let it crackle.

Add chopped onions and sauté till it turns pink.

Add brinjal and the remaining filling into the pan and sauté. 

Cover and cook till the brinjal is 3/4th cooked. 

Add the ground paste and 1 cup water.

Add salt and jaggery, cover and cook. 

Cook till the gravy thickens and the brinjal is cooked well. 

Garnish is with some coarsley crushed peanuts and coriander leaves.

Serve it hot with rice, roti, lachedar paratha or Kerala parota.


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