Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Achari Baingan/Eggplant with Pickled Spices

Pickled veggies are always my favourite, serve with rice or rotis, i'll just open my mouth to eat.. I do variety of pickles at home and whenever there is some leftover pickles, i'll mix it with rice and enjoy them with some papads. My pantry will always have lemon pickle eventhough they are not prepared as traditionally as we do in India, i'll make them quite often through pressure cooking and cook with usual spices. However i will always make my pickles at home with variety of veggies.

Its been a while i wanted to give a try to this famous Achari baingan, this curry came out extremely well and an incredible side dish to enjoy with some puffy pooris. Yea i served this achari baingan with pooris for our lunch few days back. I used the medium large sized purple eggplants in this curry,you can use very well our Indian brinjals or Thai eggplants for making this curry.Sending to Srivalli's Side dish Mela.

2nos Eggplants (sliced lengthwise)
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
3nos Garlic cloves
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Amchur powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
2tsp Coriander powder
1tbsp Lemon juice
Few chopped coriander leaves

For Tempering:
1no Dry red chilli
1no Bay leaf
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Ajwain seeds
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
6nos Nigella seeds
A pinch Asafoetida powder

Heat enough oil, add all the ingredients given for tempering and fry until everything turns brown.

Add the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,chopped garlic cloves sauté for few minutes.

Add the ginger garlic paste and cook until the raw smells goes on. now add the sliced eggplant pieces sauté for few seconds.

Now add all the spice powder, cook it well until the eggplants gets well coated with masala.

Finally add the lemon juice and chopped coriander leaves put off the stove..

Enjoy with rotis or any sort of rice..


  1. Achari Baingan, Achari Bhindi, Achari Paneer - the amalgamation of spices in these dishes makes it SO fingerlickin' GOOD!

  2. Very interesting recipe... I need a bowl if rice now...

  3. its a new recipe to me.. looks too good..:)

  4. any kind of brinjal recipe is my favorite :) but never knew this type of recipe ! good one !

  5. Interesting recipe with brinjal. Must taste yum for sure

  6. Ur pic just made me hungry....love pairing it with parathas in the mornings!! Lovely click!

  7. akka, please both those plates... i'm really hungry... :)

  8. That's an interesting recipe.. Looks very yum & attractive..

  9. I would love to have it with a bowl of piping hot white rice...slurrp!!

  10. Mouth is watering.. cannot resist...plz send little... :P

  11. It will go very well with Paratha or Naan

  12. Achari anything wins with me all the time. This baingan will find its way to my kitchen next week Priya. Love the tempering spice combination

  13. Wowww.. very tempting combination.. looks amazing :)

  14. looks simply awesome! Wonderfully prepared.

  15. Lol Aks..I giggled when I read that u open ur mouth to eat when u have pickles..I love achari stuffs, made achari gobi and chicken so next I can try this :)

  16. slurrp..ur pic makes me hungry!!

  17. mouth watering....bookmarked

  18. wow...Different yummy recipe...Looks so tempting...

  19. anything with achari spices love it..

  20. achaari flavors are yum sis.. perfect with roti or rice..

  21. this is really awesome. gonna try it real soon.

  22. Wow priya!! achari baingan, love your version. I'm telling you, clicks are really making me hungry!!

  23. Very interesting recipe with Brinjal.. Looks so tempting..

  24. Finger Licking Achari Baingan! I have never tried this with Poori. Must try soon :)

  25. Yum, achari baingan. Your masala sounds interesting.


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