Aloo Baigan (Potato and Eggplant Curry)

Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing recipe for Aloo Baigan which is a very simple curry yet very delicious. This is a very common dish which is made in many Indian household in their everyday meal and also is part of my menu in my home. It is super quick and easy.

I am also posting this recipe as part of our A to Z Challenge and this months we have to choose the ingredient with alphabet E and immediately what came in my mind was Eggplant (Baigan).

A to Z challenge, a challenge initiated on Facebook Group, wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month. This challenge was initiated by Jolly Makkar and I was introduced to this by my friend Vidya Narayan . We choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month.

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This is my 4th dish in the A to Z challenge series, the last three were  Broccoli and Tofu Stir Fry , Cauliflower Tawa Kebab and Nutty Dates Roll. Hope you all will like it.

Servings: 2

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup eggplant diced into big cubes (Baigan)
  • 1/2 cup potato peeled and diced into big cubes
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 3-4 green chillies (you can adjust it according to taste)
  • 1 inch ginger chopped finely
  • 1 medium sized tomato
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder (you can adjust it according to taste)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp coriander finely chopped for garnishing


Get all the veggies ready. After chopping keep eggplant in water so that it does not get black. I have microwaved tomato for 2 minutes to have puree like texture, you can also finely chop the tomatoes and add it to the curry.

Take mustard oil in a kadhai and keep on medium heat. Heat the oil nicely till it changes its color to pale yellow and then add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida.

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Quickly add the sliced onions as the oil is so hot that it can burn the cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Saute it for around 2-3 minutes in low to medium heat.

Now add diced eggplant, potatoes, green chillies and ginger. Give it a mix and add salt and turmeric powder to it. Give it a good stir. Cover the kadhai and cook the veggies for around 10 minutes.

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Keep on checking the veggies in every 3-4 minutes so that they do not stick to the bottom of the pan. Keep the gas on low to medium heat and always stir the veggies gently so that eggplant do not become mushy.

When the veggies are halfway through add tomato, red chilli powder, coriander powder and black pepper powder and stir it nicely. Again cover and cook the curry till everything is combined nicely and veggies are all the way cooked. It will take another 10 minutes.

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Keep on checking the veggies in every 3-4 minutes so that they do not stick to the bottom of the pan.

As the curry is cooked, add garam masala and mix it nicely. Now cook the curry more for about 2 minutes just to incorporate the flavor of garam masala in the curry and switch off the gas.

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Take it out in a bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve it with Roti , Paratha or any bread of your choice. Super quick and delicious curry is ready in no time. Its a very simple and humble dish but very rich in flavors and a part of everyday meal in my home. So please do try it out friends and let me know how you like it. Enjoy !!

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds great and delicious, dear Anshu 🙂
    All the best

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  2. Seema Doraiswamy Sriram says:

    It is really exciting to see this. this was the most exciting one in our hostel and it happened to be the cooks best. you brought back lovely memories to life

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  3. Aloo and baingan is a classic combination, the two ingredients pairing up really well. Love the look of your sabzi, and the masalas you have added to it.

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  4. Very simply gravy, yet with such delicious flavors… so apt with a couple of chapathis…


  5. Shobha Keshwani says:

    Potato and eggplant is the best combo .. The sabzi looks so delicious .. ..a comfort food with rotis.


  6. All time classic. We always have this kind of sabji with khichdi and kadhi.

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  7. Priya Suresh says:

    Just love this potato and eggplant combo in anything. Aloo baingan looks just prefect to have with some rotis and rice. YUmm..

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  8. Ashima says:

    eggplant is one of my favorite vegetable and so in potato 🙂 This one combines both! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Such a simple and classic dish and I make it quite often. My boys really like eggplant and aloo as well. Works well with rice or roti!

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  10. JollyHomemadeRecipes says:

    This Aloo Baingan looks so delicious, simple and full of flavors. Love this easy peasy version.

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  11. Renu Agrawal Dongre says:

    Aloo Baingan looks delicious and yum. Would go with some hot phulkas.

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  12. Aruna says:

    Comfort food at its best. I make a similar bhaji and enjoy it with my rotis (or just the bhaji itself; I am strange that way. :))

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  13. Flavours Treat says:

    Potato and brinjal is such a classic combo that never fails to impress me. I would like to try this lovely subzi sometime.

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  14. poonampagar says:

    Aloo baingan with hot phulka is a comfort meal for us. Your version sounds flavorful !

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  15. curryandvanilla says:

    Simple, yet looks so delicious! Love the combo of aloo and baingan; perfect texture combination! Now, I am craving for some dal and rice to go with this 🙂

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  16. Sasmita Sahoo Samanta says:

    Aloo Baigan looks so yum. Simple yet much flavorful dish I love to have with roti 🙂

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  17. FoodTrails says:

    A simple and flavourful dish.. I love to have it with hot chapatis and some dal chawal!! Looks yumm!!

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  18. This is a perfect lunch menu recipe. Easy to put together and delicious to eat with rotis or dal chawal.

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  19. Veena Krishnakumar says:

    All time classic combination . Looks too good

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  20. Jayeeta says:

    I love this ‘Aloo Baigan’ curry and make it often……Your dish is looking supper delicious and calling me to taste it…….. 🙂

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  21. I love eggplant and potato combo. And this curry looks superbly delicious. Perfect with hot roti or paratha. Lovely share.

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  22. Simple comfort food at it’s best. I think this eggplant veggie is the best way to enjoy hot folks.

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