Hyderabadi Bagara or Baghare Baingan Recipe

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Put cuts on eggplants and place in water.

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Roast green chillies, peanuts, poppy seeds, white cumin, white sesame and whole coriander on griddle.

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Once roasted, add crushed coconut and roast.

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Grind all roasted items finely.

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Heat oil and fry eggplants.

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Once eggplants are cool, add ground spices into eggplants.
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Heat oil in pan and add fenugreek seeds, whole red chillies, curry leaves and white cumin.
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Once it leaves aroma, add ground onion.
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When onion turns light brown, add ginger garlic paste and roast.
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Add red chillies, turmeric and salt. Mix well.
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Now add ground spice which remained after adding into eggplants. Roast for 2 to 3 minutes.
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Add stuffed eggplants, hold pan with a cloth and stir.
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Add water and stir while holding with cloth.
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Once eggplants are tender, add tamarind juice, green chillies and curry leaves and cook at low flame.
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When eggplants are soft, gravy becomes thick, and oil layer comes on top, sprinkle green coriander and remove pot from stove.
Tasty Bagara Baingan is Ready. Dish out and serve.

Baghare Baingan Recipe (Translated in English)


Ingredients for Stuffing:

  • Small Round Eggplants: 1/2 kg
  • Green Chillies: 4 pcs
  • Peanuts: 10 pcs
  • Coconut: 1 piece (crushed)
  • Poppy Seeds: 1 tbsp
  • White Cumin: 1 tbsp
  • White Sesame Seeds: 2 tbsp
  • Whole Coriander: 2 tbsp

Curry Ingredients:

  • Raw Ground Onions: 4 pcs
  • Tamarind Juice: 1 cup
  • Whole Green Chillies: 4 pcs (slit from middle)
  • Curry Leaves: few
  • Turmeric: 1 tsp
  • Ground Red Chillies: 1 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Green Coriander: 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • Water: 1 glass (or as required)

Baghar Ingredients:

  • Fenugreek Seeds: 6 to 7
  • Whole Red Chillies: 6 to 8
  • Curry Leaves: few
  • Mustard Oil: 1-1/2 cup (small)
  • White Cumin Seeds: 1 tsp



Make cuts on eggplants and soak in water otherwise they will become blackish.

Stuffing Eggplants:

  • Bask green chillies, peanuts, coconuts, poppy seeds, white cumin, white sesame and whole coriander on griddle.
  • Add crushed coconut lastly and roast. (Do not roast coconut with other ingredients otherwise it will burn).
  • Once coconut leaves aroma, remove all items from the griddle and grind finely.
  • Now heat oil and fry all eggplants. After frying, cool them and fill ground spices into eggplants tightly through the slits you made.
  • Prepare all eggplants similarly and place aside.
  • Keep ground spices aside as well.

Preparing Baingan Curry and Baghar:

  • Heat oil in a saucepan and add fenugreek seeds. Once it starts crackling, add whole red chillies, curry leaves and white cumin.
  • When curry leaves release aroma, add ground onion and cook.
  • Once onions become light pink in color, add ginger garlic paste and roast.
  • Now add ground red chillies, turmeric and salt and mix well.
  • Also add eggplant stuffing spices (remaining) and roast well together.
  • Roast for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add stuffed eggplants, hold pan with cloth and stir the pan anti-clockwise.
  • Add one glass water, stir again while holding with cloth.
  • Cover pan and cook.
  • Once eggplants are soft, add tamarind juice, green chillies and curry leaves and mix well.
  • Steam-cook (dam) for 10 minutes at low heat.
  • When eggplants are soft and fully tenderized, and gravy becomes thick, oil layer comes up, add green coriander and remove pan from stove.
  • Tasty Bagara baingan is ready.
    Enjoy with hot naan or chapati.


Bagara Baingan is a scrumptious food from Hyderabadi cuisine. It has a thick paste-like gravy which is prepared with different spices. Some of the unique spices used to stuff the eggplant are green chillies, peanuts, coconuts, poppy seeds, white cumin, white sesame and coriander seeds. Other ingredients used in bagara baingan recipe are tamarind juice, whole green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder, raw crushed onion, red pepper, ginger garlic paste and salt.

There are many ways you can enjoy Hyderabadi bagara baingan. Serve it with biryani, bagara rice or with chapati, naan or even pulao. Living in Karachi, I have realized that it is a dish very few people can cook. In whole 30 years of my life, I never found it to eat anywhere except once when a friend's mom cooked it and luckily I ate the lunch with him.

This recipe is gem!

It is something tried and tasted some day of leisure.

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Greetings, today we are going to work on bagara baingan recipe, the famous Hyderabadi dish. Those who love eggplant would definitely be delighted to have this recipe. Baghare Baingan is a popular Hyderabadi dish, eaten zealously across Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. It has a thick gravy with a pleasing eggplant aroma. I am offering the recipe in both Urdu and English.

A pretty tasty baghar is added to eggplants which is the soul of it's taste. Baghar ingredients include fenugreek seeds, whole red chilies, curry leaves, mustard oil and white cumin. There is another set of ingredients to stuff eggplant which includes peanuts, crushed coconuts, green chillies and more.

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Wonderful recipe

Nov 25, 2018 Mahreen Karachi

Once I was flying to Turkey and there in the flight, i was served some brinjal recipe. I ate it happily because I know how beneficial these vegetables are. But my child did not eat it :). He asked for chicken and then the hostess served chicken.

Feb 22, 2017 Saima Islamabad

Hi, which type of saucepan is used to cook this recipe? I am asking this because it is lengthy and needs a very long consistent cooking, first for brinjals and then other things. so what sort of things to cook this please?

Feb 21, 2017 Muniza Lahore

bagara baingan recipe is nice and very tasty. Though, it's long but as my passion, i never felt hesitant to make it. I see you have used additional ingredients that I do not use in my cooking. That's interesting and I hope it will be good for the taste.

Feb 20, 2017 Sadaf Khewra

Cooking this today and hopefully i will get a wonderful meal with appreciation of everyone. I have cooked lots of foods so far and everyone tells me that taste of my hands-cooked foods is awesome. I keep trying newer recipes every week.

Feb 12, 2017 Saira Bano KHI

my wife cooks very delicious baingan ka bharta , i will ask her to cook baghare baingan and see how she cooks this . I hope with your given recipe, she will make a very delicious baingan dish.

Feb 09, 2017 Shahmeer Rawalpindi

Hmm, good one. however i had seen another recipe for bagara baingan which was bit different with it. This one is though nicely presented and more understandable. I keep this recipe for future cooking. thanks for sharing.

Feb 08, 2017 Maria Lahore

baghaara bengan is a Hyderabadi cuisine food, very scrumptious , I can't believe that it is made with brinjals . I realized if brinjals cooked precisely , it can be perfect thing to eat. You would like to eat it again and again.

Feb 06, 2017 Sameera Rahim Yar Khan

Had planned to make it quickly today for lunch but this is a detailed recipe requiring so many ingredients that I would have to arrange all them especially on a holiday may be Sunday. so postponed making it.

Feb 06, 2017 Rema Larkana

I wanted to cook it many times but no one in my friends and family know to cook it well. Therefore I searched a proper recipe for it and your recipe is the best yet I have found. I will follow procedure you gave in the recipe and I hope it will be a nice meal for us.

Feb 02, 2017 Rubina Karachi

Whenever you have to cook baingan, you must cook it with right spices otherwise you would say that it is not spicy. I use right spices for them and get the best taste for my vegetables.

Feb 01, 2017 Humnah Faisalabad

This is brilliant recipe as I have not seen step by step recipe with this much easy way. I have cooked baingan before but I was always looking for baghara baingan , yet I was missing it. Now I am satisfied with this nice recipe.

Jan 31, 2017 Rashida Mumbai

This is one of the best dishes I have eaten yet in my life. I deem this as a forgotten recipe which we should have been cooking it in our daily routines but I have seen it served very few times in our homes. I appreciate your recipe and presenting it nicely for us.

Jan 31, 2017 Nabiha Lahore

I like baingan dishes and I like baghaara baingan also. We avoid chicken however eat mutton or beef sometimes but no chicken at all. We cook brinjals, potatoes, peas, fenugreek, spinach and other vegetables. and baghara baingan is our favorite dish for whole family.

Jan 27, 2017 Asma Islamabad

it is very good recipe, especially to cook baingan. Many women do not find good options to cook brinjals therefore this is my suggestion to cook baghara baingan. Most of baingan recipes are available in turkish cuisine however this is the best way to cook it in Pakistani and Indian Hyderabadi cuisine.

Jan 25, 2017 Saima Jaffer Sukkur

madam, thanks for the recipe. This is very delicious food, I love this baingan dish. however i will make it for first time now.

Jan 22, 2017 Aneela hyderabad

Baghare baingan is one of the best recipe you can make with eggplants. In Pakistan, people do not care a lot about this tasty vegetable however in other countries like India and Turkey, eggplant is a very famous thing and they make lots of foods with it.

Jan 17, 2017 Qamar Karachi

it is nice but sometimes it seems less spicy. While I see the ingredients listed here in this recipe, I think it must be spicy and tasteful. Coconut, red and green chillies and sesame etc. should definitely make it a superb thing.

Jan 15, 2017 Sabeena Sukkur

This is a nice dish but not everyone can make it perfectly. You need to achieve a particular point of ratio for each ingredient, if that is preceded or lacked, taste wouldn't be up to the desire. However I will try making it exactly with the quantities mentioned here.

Jan 04, 2017 Nida Islamabad

Bagara baingan recipe is very special food. It is one of the most famous Hyderabadi recipes and I have always admired eating it. Though, it takes additional time to make as compared to other recipes but I still insist my wife and mom to prepare it for me.

Dec 22, 2016 Khalid Khan

I am not Hyderabadi and no one in my family knew how to make this bagarah baingan but after seeing your recipe we are very happy to learn this delicious food. I would plan to make this recipe soon.

Mar 21, 2016 Abdul Qadeer

Bohat achi recipes hoti haan ,allah ap ko kamyabi dy.

Mar 20, 2016 amber doha

Bagara began is my favorite food.

Mar 20, 2016 Shumail

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