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Achaari Baingan (Pickle flavoured Eggplant/Brinjal)

Achaari Baingan is a wonderful preparation that will convert even a Brinjal hater, like me, to a brinjal lover. You can use any vegetable instead of Brinjal
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 servings


For Marination

  • 2 cups Cubed brinjal (you can use any vegetable)
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger garlic paste paste
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder
  • to taste Salt

For the masala

  • 1/2 cup Sliced onion
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Nigella seeds (Kalonji)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon Dried mango powder (Amchoor)
  • to taste Salt
  • 3/4 cup Beaten Curd
  • 1/2 cup Cream
  • Chopped Coriander leaves for garnish


  • Marinate the cubed vegetable with the ginger- garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, oil and salt. Keep aside for 15 minutes. .
  • Heat the oil for deep frying in a pan and fry the vegetables till they are golden brown.
  • Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside
  • Heat another pan with 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • When they start to crackle, add the onions followed by ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chillies.
  • Saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala and amchoor powder and stir for a minute.
  • Add the fried vegetables, curd and cream and mix well.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice or Roti.