Amazing and Easy Recipe for Dahi Baghaar e Baingan

Dahi Baghaar e Baingan is a very easy and tasty dish which can be cooked by any beginner. Topped with a Baghaar or tadka (tempering) of curry leaves, dried red chilies & garnished with coriander. This Dahi Baghaar e Baingan makes a great vegetarian dish to serve at a party or just when you want to enjoy eggplants/Baingans in a different way!


  • 250 gms brinjals
  • 250 gms hung curd
  • 3-4 tbsp oil to fry Preferably mustard oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 – 3 dry red chillies
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida/ hing
  • 6 – 8 curry leaves
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves (to garnish)


  • Wash and clean brinjals. Cut the crowns.
  • Chop into desired size like cubes or slices. I prefer to have round slices of the brinjal.
  • Marinate with salt and spices for 5 minutes
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Shallow fry brinjals till they are cooked and soft.
  • In a bowl take curd and beat to smooth with a whisk.
  • Season with salt. Pour in fried brinjals to the curd bowl.


Also called as tadka/chonk .Being an desi food lover, I love the the smell of baghaar, it has a pleasant inviting smell

  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds to splutter.
  • Add chopped ginger, red chilli, curry leaves and green chillies.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add hing Immediately turn off gas to avoid burning of spices.
  • Add this baghaar to the curd mixture.
  • And mix well.

Garnish & Serve

  • Dahi Baghaar e Baigan is ready. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve. And enjoy this with roti/rice and parathas.

You can also try our other recipes Dahi Aloo, Dahi Parwal, Dahi wali Roti

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