Khatte Baingan

Khatte Baingan

Khatte Baingan

Khatte Baingan is a famous Kashmiri recipe. It is cooked in tangy spicy curry with ginger, tamarind, and chillies. Here I am making my own alterations to cook this awesome curry in less time. So, I named it as Khatte Baingan rather “Kashmiri Khatte Baingan”. If you are bored eating regular bagara baingan try this recipe, you will definitely love this and you will include it in your regularly cooked recipes. So, let’s start making Khatte Baingan.


Brinjals -250 grams

Oil – 4 tbsp

Onions- 1 big cut into cubes

Tomatoes- 3 medium

Green Chillies- 2

Tamarind – small gooseberry size

Garlic – 5 cloves

Ginger – 1-inch piece

Coriander leaves- 2 strands

Dry Red chillies- 3

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds- 1 tsp

Red chilli powder -1 tsp

Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

Cumin powder -1 tsp

Coriander powder- 1 tsp

Salt – a/c taste

Sugar – 1/2 tsp


  • Wash brinjals in salt water pat dry them and cut into halves.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp oil and fry them till the skin becomes soft. Set aside.
  • Take a blender add Tomatoes, Tamarind, Ginger, Garlic, Coriander leaves, Green chillies and make into fine paste. Set aside.


  1. Add and heat remaining 2 tbsp oil to the same pan in which brinjals are fried.
  2. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds splutter them and then add dry red chillies fry for a minute.
  3. Add onion cubes and fry for a minute, then add the above-grounded tomato paste and fry till the paste oozes oil. Stir occasionally.
  4. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and sugar and fry for another minute.
  5. Finally, add fried brinjals and salt mix well till the spices is well coated to the brinjals. 
  6. Simmer for 2 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot and Enjoy!!!
Khatte Baingan
Khatte Baingan


  • Serves 4-5.
  • Goes well with Bagara Rice or Jeera rice.
  • You can fry the onions and grind along tomatoes. Here I separately fried the onions for extra crunchiness.


Author: Hash Shaik

Homemaker. Born in Andhra Pradesh,India. Living in Hyderabad, India. I am here to help for people like just married couple, students in abroad, don’t know what & how to cook etc. If you love  Indian & Continental food, Veg & NonVeg, this website is very helpful for you. I try to upload new recipe posts

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