Stuffed Brinjal/Bharwa Baingan

Stuffed Brinjal/Bharwa Baingan


Stuffed Brinjal/Bharwa Baingan

Bharwa Baingan is a one of a kind outlandish dish. Bharwa Baingan is a mouth-watering dish of little/baby brinjals, with a strongly seasoned stuffing of onion, coconut and lively flavours/spices.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Kalyon Subbarao, Foodopium


  • Brinjal/Baingan: ½ Kilo or 500 gms
  • Onion: 1 small Chopped Finely

For Stuffing

  • Groundnuts: ½ cup.
  • Garam Masala: 1 tsp
  • Chili Powder: 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder: ¼ tsp
  • Dry Coconut: 1 tbsp.

For Preparation:

  • Oil: 2 tbsps.
  • Salt as required
  • Coriander for Garnish


Preparing Stuffing:

  1. Dry Roast the groundnuts for around 3 to 4 minutes, over low flame stirring continuously. Add the dry coconut coarsely grated and take them in a grinder and grind it coarsely into powder. Now add the spice powders i.e. garam masala, chili powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, mix all the spices together and at this stage add ginger garlic paste. Mix it thoroughly and keep it aside.

Preparing Bharwa Baingan/Stuffed Brinjal:

  1. Cut the top and end of each brinjal and make vertical slits of four in each brinjal. Don’t cut the bhindi into two equal halves. Take each one tsp filling/stuffing and stuff the brinjal/baingan with it.
  2. Take heavy bottomed vessel and put the oil heat the oil and add the finely chopped onions and fry till they are translucent.
  3. Add the stuffed brinjal/baingan and fry them for a minute or two, now close the lid and let it

Recipe Notes

  • Choose Pink and Small Brinjals, which will give you the desired results and taste.
  • One could choose to add tamarind extract to bring in the extra zing.

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