Badne Yennagai / Bagara Baingan (Stuffed Brinjals / Eggplants)

Eggplants in masala/spice mixture !

Badnekayi Ennegai (2)

I am a big fan of brinjals/eggplants and my favorite is to prepare it with goda/kala masala. The preparation with few minor changes in the ingredients is known by different names at different places, Bharleli Vangi, Badnekayi Yennagai or Bagara Baingan, whatever the name is, the dish is scrumptious with a loaf of Indian bread, chapati or akki roti (rice flour bread).
My previous post also is a stuffed eggplant but is a sattvic version, meaning it does not contain any onions or garlic and of course no meat. Today’s version has the onions and ginger garlic paste in it. For a badnekayi ennegai recipe, one could make the masala using the individual spices, but since I had the goda masala handy, I’ve used the same. Look for the goda masala to make the spice mix in advance !

8 small Brinjals/eggplants, slit crosswise
1/8 cup oil
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/8 cup goda/kala masala
1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/8 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp tamarind pulp
1 tbsp jaggery/brown sugar (optional)
salt to taste
Coarsely grind
1/4 cup peanuts, roasted
1/2 cup coconut, dry desiccated, roasted
1/8 cup tbsp sesame seeds, roasted

Preparation Method:
1. Dry roast the peanuts, coconut, sesame seeds individually and grind them together to a coarse powder.
2. Heat oil in a vessel, add the onions and sauté till lightly brown. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for few seconds.
3. Add the slit eggplants and toss them for few minutes so that they are nice coated with the oil mixture.
4. Add all the remaining ingredients and the ground mixture. Add little water(or according to consistency required) and let it cook with lid closed.
5. Once cooked, let the oil separate from the sides. Remove from heat and serve with chapati/nan/akki roti.

Badnekayi Ennegai

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Serves: 4 - 6
Note: Check the preparation method here for a little different version/style of preparation.


Joanne said...

I can't ever get enough eggplant recipes. This looks lovely!

Sushma Mallya said...

Recipe is really nice to give it a try,looks also very nice esp the colour...very delicious gravy with brinjals..

Tina said...

Sooooo colourful and delicious...

Pari Vasisht said...

Hi SE, how are u doing?
I love the stuffed eggplant, looks so good and I completely agree Goda Masala give great flavour to this veggie. I personally like eating this with bhakri.

Soma Pradhan said...

This is looking so tempting..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Stuffed brinjals looks spicy and delicious :-)

Hari Chandana P said...

Wow.. Nice color.. looks Gr8 & delicious.. nice clicks too.. :)

Priya Suresh said...

Slurppp, such a beautiful anything with brinjals, this stuffed brinjals makes me hungry SE..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the brinjals. They look very tasty.

ruchikacooks said...

eggplants are our fav veggie, apart from aloo..looks delish.

SE, can you give me a idea of what all flours you use for gatte? have you posted it? I'd like to try another version, if you can share it..

Deepa said...

hey the stuffed eggplants looks so deliciously yummy..this is my husband's favorite..the clicks are so tempting..

Simplyfood said...

This is one of my fav veg.It looks so delicious and I love the spice mixture you have used in stuffing and gravy.Looks devine.

kitchen queen said...

yummy stuffed brinjals.

Unknown said...

This definitely is my favorite eggplant recipe :D

nisha said...

Very delicious indeed.

Reeni said...

What a delicious eggplant recipe! I love your new look! So bright and fresh!

PS said...

looks very good and sure tasted delicious..

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful picture and curry looks so yummy!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

The gravy looks very delicious and rich in colour. I would love to have this with chappatis:-)

ruchikacooks said...

Thanks for the email SE. I saw it but was not able to reply.

See, for me gatte was another gravy from North India. I never knew you can have so many variations in it. Blogging has taught me more about cooking regional recipes than any tv chef ;) I think its like us making sambar and telling people how many types of sambars we can make apart from the one for dosas!

I will try it out this weekend and give you a shout if I had any queries. That was the third or fourth time I have made gattes in my life!

Namitha said...

I love this :-)awesome clicks.. liked your new template too :-)

Uma said...

Hi SE,
tempting! liked gavarchi bhaji too.

Madhura Manoj said...

Looks delicious...Nice click. Following you.

Unknown said...

Eggplant is my fav veggie but this looks tempting to try!!

Poonam said...

I am already Hungry now!!!

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