Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Vangyachi Bhaji | Eggplant curry


  1. Eggplants/Brinjal - 3-4
  2. Onion - 1 medium
  3. Tomato - 1 medium
  4. Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  5. Cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  6. Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  7. Asafoetida/Hing - 2 pinches
  8. Curry leaves - few 
  9. Green chili - 1 
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  11. Red chilli powder -  1/2 teaspoon
  12. Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  13. Ghoda masala or garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon 
  14. Roasted and crushed peanuts/groundnuts - 2 tablespoon
  15. Jaggery - small piece 
  16. Oil - 2 tablespoon
  17. Salt to taste
  18. Coriander leaves - handful
  1. Wash and cut eggplant into small pieces. Soak them in water to avoid discoloration. 
  2. Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan and splutter mustard and cumin seeds. 
  3. Add hing, curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste and saute for few seconds.
  4. Add finely chopped onion and saute until they turn translucent.
  5. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt to taste. Mix well and saute for few seconds.
  6. Add finely chopped tomato. Cover and cook till tomatoes turn mushy.
  7. Add chopped eggplant and mix well. Add a tablespoon of water and cover and cook on low flame until eggplants are well done.
  8. Before turning off the stove, add crushed peanuts and jaggery.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti/rice.
For this month's "Shhhhh Cooking Secretly" event, we have chosen the theme of Maharashtrian cuisine. My partner for this month is Shobha Keshwani who gave me peanuts and brinjal as my secret ingredients and I made this typical Maharashtrian dish. I had given her Sweet potatoes and chilies, of which she made Ratalyacha Kees, a grated sweet potato stir fry. Do visit her blog "Shobha's Food Maaza" for a collection of delicious recipes.


  1. This eggplant curry sounds so delectable! I love eggplants, and I think I should definitely try this out. :)

  2. This eggplant curry looks so delicious. The addition of goda masala must have made all the difference to the overall taste of the dish.

  3. I love the Maharashtrian way of making eggplant and your pic is making me drool. Just want to grab some rotis now.

  4. It's been long since I have made something with eggplants... the curry looks delicious...

  5. super curry with eggplants, my maid mentioned something like this with brinjals and peanuts , am yet to try her recipe :-)

  6. My plate with this bhaji n hot hot jowar rotis sounds heavenly.. Will try this for sure.. Urs look droll worthy

  7. This eggplant curry tempts me a lot, with some rotis am sure one can finish their meal without any fuss. Lipsmacking here.

  8. This is my favorite.. I love it with plain rice or bhakri

  9. Eggplant curry looks so inviting. Roasted and crushed peanut definitely give this curry taste and crunch. Loved it.

  10. Brinjal is a vegetable that all of us love at home and Maharashtrians excel at celebrating the brinjal. Comforting dish with the warm flavours of Goda Masala.

  11. I love eggplants and I often tell people that I can cook an eggplant every day for the whole month and still not repeat the recipe :-) I am adding your's to that list of recipes. I haven't added roasted peanuts to my eggplant curry yet and I am definitely going to try them next time I make it.

    Thanks for the lovely idea!

  12. The best Brinjal recipes belong to Maharashtra - Hands down! Each region has its speciality too and I love all varieties, including yours! Loved it Anu, brinjal is my favorite.

  13. Lovely brinjal bhaji. There was a time when I hated eating this bhaji but now I enjoy it bhakri or even chapatis. Great share.

  14. Love egg plant and this one looks perfect with chapati. Nice share.

  15. A new curry with eggplant..... wonderful dish....

  16. The eggplant curry looks absolutely delish ! Yumm!

  17. Adding this to the list of brinjal recipes that can be made. I have stock of goda masala, and this will be an opportunity to try another dish with the masala. Adding peanuts and jaggery makes this sound very different from the other brinjal curries I make.

  18. I am a total pro eggplant person so this recipe will be an instant hit for me. I love the use of Goda masala, mmmm the flavour you cant beat.

  19. Loved the combination of brinjal and peanuts..would taste yumm with rotis

  20. This eggplant curry sounds so delectable anu :) Just with some hot phulka it tastes great i think ! simple yet lovely post