Chatpata Baigan (Brinjal / Egg Plant)

Chatpata Baigan (Brinjal / Egg Plant) | Simrun Chopra

Sukha Chatpatta Baigan (Brinjal)


  • 300 gms of small brinjal (each brinjal cut into 4 pieces)
  • 2 tbsp of chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp aamchur (dry mango) powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (  hing)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (big)
  • 1/2 tsp whole cumin (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp of whole coriander (dhania)
  • 1 tbsp peanuts
  • 10-12 curry patta leaves 
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp of oil


  • Dry roast the cumin, coriander, mustard seeds and peanuts in a flat bottomed pan, till you get a nice fragrance and colour changes. Remove from heat and keep aside till it cools down and then grind to a powder. 
  • In a pan add oil and let it warm. 
  • Add in chopped garlic and stir fry for a few minutes
  • Add the cut brinjal and stir fry for few minutes, then lower flame and stir fry till the brinjal is half done.
  • Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, chilli flakes and salt and mix it in 
  • Continue to cook the brinjal till is is about 90% done.
  • Now add the ground powder and mix it in well
  • Add the curry patta leaves and stir fry for few minutes
  • Once the brinjal is cooked move the brinjal to the sides of the pan
  • In the center put 1 tsp oil, once it is warn add the asafoetida
  • When it starts cooking / spluttering, mix it in with the brinjal
  • Now add in the aamchur powder and cook for a few more minutes till done. 

Note: Since we are using very little oil the masala might stick to the pan. As and when the masala sticks to the pan add 2-3 tbsp of water and stir fry .

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