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Recipe: Hyderabadi Baghara Baigan

October 01, 2021 13:24 IST

A popular vegetarian dish, with Mughal origins, but said to have come to India from Tashkent, Hyderabadi Baghara Baigan, also known as Baghaar-e-Baigan, can turn a humble meal of rice, roti and dal into a memorable one.

Traditionally the brinjal is deep-fried and then added to the masala gravy. Food blogger Sangita Agrawal used an air fryer it to keep it healthy, while retaining its taste and texture.

The dish features brinjals mixed with a blend of spices, coconut, tamarind and peanuts. It is best eaten with roomali roti and/or steamed rice.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Sangita Agrawal

Hyderabadi Baghara Baigan

Serves: 4


For the paste

For the garnish


Sangita Agrawal lives in Mumbai and is the creator of the food blog Bliss of Cooking.