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Aloo Baingan (Potato Brinjal Stir Fry)

Aloo_Baingan_Potato_Brinjal_Stir_Fry_1 Aloo Baingan is a popular north Indian dish cooked as a side dish for chappatis. After my marriage, we stayed mostly in north India as my hubby worked in armed forces. Therefore, our cooking is a mixture of north plus south Indian style. My north Indian friends cook almost all vegetables with one or two potatoes. This attracts children and help them to eat veggies easily. I too liked this and following in my cooking.

Potato is called as Aloo in Hindi and as Urulai Kizhangu in Tamil. Brinjal (Eggplant) is called as Baingan in Hindi and as Kathrikai in Tamil.

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes


  • Brinjal – 4 no
  • Potato – 2 no
  • Onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Red chilli powder – ¾ tea spoon
  • Coriander powder – 1½ tea spoon
  • Roasted cumin powder – ¼ tea spoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • For seasoning
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Cumin seeds – ½ tea spoon
    • Fenugreek – tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few
    • Asafetida – pinch
    • Red chilli – 2 no
    • Oil – 2 tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few

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  • Peel and cut potatoes in lengthwise and put it in water; cut brinjals also in lengthwise and put it in water; chop onion, tomatoes and curry leaves.

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  • Heat a pan with oil and do the seasoning; add chopped onion fry till soft and transparent.

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  • Add tomato, fry for a while and add dry masalas and salt; mix and cook for few seconds.

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  • Add potatoes and brinjals mix well; sprinkle handful of water, close and cook for 5 to 6 minutes; stir in-between, if needed sprinkle some more water.

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  • Remove from flame when potatoes and brinjals both are done well.

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  • Serve with chappati or rice.



  • Select brinjals without seeds or with minimum seeds.

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Priya February 17, 2010, 2:04 pm

    Delicious Aloo baingan, can have this stir fry simply with rice and papads..mouthwatering..

  • Preeti February 17, 2010, 8:33 pm

    Wow Kamala! I love this pic and you have made it so well. Nice clicks! Thanks for visiting my space dear. you have a wonderful space too.

  • Deepa G Joshi February 17, 2010, 10:18 pm

    such wonderful step by step presentation..love the recipe and veggie..my husband’s favorite..

    First time to your blog, love the space..will be following you..

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