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Khatte Baingan

Khatte Baigan (Tangy Eggplants)

Two Cloves In A Pot
Khatte Baigan (Tanygy Eggplants) is South Asian recipe. It's stuffed eggplants baked on broil, and then placed in a tomato based curry.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6


Eggplant water

  • 10 baby eggplants
  • water
  • salt

Eggplant Stuffing Paste

  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp tamarind concentrated paste
  • 2 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp water


  • 3 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 serrano pepper roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • red chili powder as needed
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • salt as needed
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro (finely chopped) to garnish and place it in the curry on step 7
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 green cardamom pods
  • 2 black cardamoms
  • 1 tsp tamarind concentrated paste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • water


Eggplant Water Mixture

  • Make cross slit marks on eggplants and cut it half way.
  • Fill a large bowl with salt and water, place the slitted eggplants in it.
  • Keep it for 20 minutes

Stuffing Paste

  • Combine the stuffing paste ingridents and make a paste.
  • Use a butterknife to apply inside the egg plants.

Grill the Eggplants

  • Preheat the oven on 475 broil.
  • Place it in a baking dish, oil the baking dish from the bottom then place the stuffed eggplants in it, then sprinkle oil on top.
  • Place the baking dish on the top rack. Let it broil for 10 minutes.
  • Next take it out and turn the eggplants over to the other side, and place it back in the oven for 5 more minutes.
  • Take it out of the oven and set it aside.


  • In a wok or a pot, on medium heat, Add olive oil let it heat up.
  • Next add in cumin seeds, black peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, black cardamom, and green cardamon pods. Sauté them.
  • Next add in onion until it's transluscent.
  • Add the serrano peppers and sauté them all together.
  • Add the tomatoes and mix them well.
  • Add in the ginger and garlic and mix well.
  • When the consistency is like a gravy then add in red chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala, salt, half of the fenugreek leaves and half of the cinlantro. Mix well.
  • Cover the wok or the pot for 5 minutes.
  • Add some water, and cover it up for 2 minutes.
  • Uncover it and place the broil eggplants in the wok or pot with your gravy.
  • Mix them well, and cook it on medium to low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro and fenugreek leaves.
  • Serve it hot with a naan.


Keyword baingan, egg plants, khatte