During my childhood, I had seen that most kids used to hate brinjals. On the other hand, I had always liked them and my mother cooks them wonderfully! Brinjal is a very simple vegetable and this quality gives us an opportunity to cook it in many different ways. Stuffed Brinjals/Eggplant/Aubergines and Baigan ka bharta (roasted balloon eggplant/brinjal cooked with spices) are two varieties which I have already posted in the blog. This new recipe of stuffed brinjal or Bharva Banigan is done with thin vertical purple brinjals. I had always liked this variety of brinjals and when my mother used to chop them for dinner, I used to eat one or two pieces raw. Sounds crazy, but I always had this habit of eating a few vegetables raw whenever my mother would be chopping them (there are cows, and then there is me!!).
In my previous stuffed brinjal recipe I had used only spices for stuffing, but here along with spices I have also used onions. Try this recipe – you are sure going to love it.
Brinjals, finely chopped onion and green chillies, grated ginger
spices; salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, dry mango powder, coarsely ground fennel seeds, asafoetida and oil.
Wash brinjals and keep them separate.
Finely chop onions and green chillies and grate ginger. You can add garlic too.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add onion, chilly and ginger mix and saute it till onions are transparent.
Reduce heat to sim and add all spices and saute everything for 5 minutes . If required add 1 tbsp oil more, but not more than that.
Cut brinjal vertically and slightly deep with the help of knife and fill in ready onion massala.
Heat 4 tbsp oil in a non stick or heavy bottomed pan and keep all stuffed brinjals in it and cover that. Keep the heat on sim and if available, use extra small burner, so that brinjals can be cooked nicely on sim heat.
In between, keep turning them upside down for even cooking till brinjals are soft from all sides. I like the outer skin of brinjal little bit crisp so I cook them bit more .
Serve these delicious stuffed brinjals as a side dish with rice or roti and enjoy your meal!!
53 thoughts on “Stuffed brinjal/eggplant/aubergines (Bharva baigan)”
Craving for it now 11.10 Pm🤗☺️
Annie, thank you very much ☺️☺️
😚 waiting for dish
I have never heard of this, bet it taste really good.
One of my friend gave big thumbs up after tasting them,so I guess brinjals came out really well.Thanks a lot 🙂 ☺️
I think it’t not easy to prepare eggplant well, Dee. This sounds like a very delicious recipe. 🍆
Thanks a lot Tanja.
I agree with you,to make them desirable for the whole family is a difficult task. So just tried cooking them differently, and I guess onions did the magic.
I agree. Eggplants are not easy to prepare well. I like the idea of having them stuffed but crisp on the outside. 🙂
Lynette, you bet…just little more cooking and the crisp skin made a lot of difference in taste!!
So yummy 😍😍
Thanks a lot 🙂
Yet another delicacy from your menu, Deeksha!! The pics are so tempting 😀
Indira, thank you so much 😘😘🤗🤗
Looks so delicious! I would like to take these beautifully cooked stuffed brinjal along with hot rice & spicy rasam. 🙂
Megala, please pass on rasam here and take whole plate of brinjals.. 🤗🤗
Sure, I would love to. 🙂
I absolutely adore Bharwa Baingan. These look so good!
Thank you very much 😊
Lovely Deeksha. I know another version of stuffed brinjal. Never tried stuffing the long brinjals. Definitely on my to make list 😋👍
Wow! I have never seen stuffed eggplants! I love eggplant, this must be delicious! 😋
Thanks a lot Ribanna☺️
These stuffed ones were on demand from a dear friend and she loved them!!!
I bet are really delicious 🙂
I wish I liked eggplant because these sound wonderful!
I know Diane, it is really difficult to develop a taste in brinjals.
Love love aubergines and I’m TOTALLY drawn to your recipe😉 simple yet STUNNER 😍 book marked 😁
I am honoured 😘🤗
They look wonderful Deeksha! It would go well with rotis or rice !
Thanks a lot Nisha.
Yes, stuffed veggies are good with rice and roti both, but my personal preference is always to go with plain Paratha and curd.
Thanks a lot 😊 😊
Deeksha, Sometimes I enjoy stuffed brinjal and this will make my mouth water! 😊
Thank you very much Suni😊
Yes, sometimes certain veggies cooked in a different way tastes better!
Yes, you are correct Deeksha! 😊
I can’t stop imaging that you as a kid searched around the kitchen while your mom was chopping veggies. What a beautiful, happy picture of childhood you had!
This seems a simple and healthy recipe! I would love to try it on weekend! ^^
It was exactly the same scene as you have imagined. Evening time, hungry kids would eat anything they see first in the kitchen.. Lol… And the best part was that during those days we never had those ready to eat packed snacks, so it was always healthy home-cooked eating habits!!
There is definitely a neat eating habit with parents always, isn’t..
Awesome 👍 👍👍 recipe Deeksha and I will try this at home looks nice and delicious to eat with bread or chapattis.
Thanks a lot kamal.
As a side dish for rice or with chapatti.. both ways these go well. I am glad that you are thinking to try them😊
Yes Deeksha and I too like eating this type of brinjals. Will surely try on the weekend. Welcome 😊😊 😊😊 always
These are so cute!
Thank you very much Nora🙂
amazing! this is precisely what i need, with my many health issues. so glad i found your blog!
I am glad that you liked a few recipes here. Many many thanks 🙂🙂🤗
Wow these stuffed brinjals look so yumm👌
Thank you very much 😊
This is super!😍😍
Thanks a lot Richa☺️☺️
Looks so yummy
Thanks a lot.
Looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the receipe, Deeksha.
Preet, I hope you will like the taste also. Thanks a lot 😊
Always looking for new recipes for aubergines and this looks delicious!
Thank you very much 😊