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Khatte Baingan from Indian State Jammu & Kashmir

 Khatte Baingan is a very popular Kashmiri style brinjal curry which is cooked in spicy and sour gravy. Khatte Baingan is locally popularised as "Chokh Vangun". It is flavoured with fennel seed powder and ginger powder. Kashmiri food is famous for its use of aromatic, flavourful and rich spices. The brinjals are cooked in mustard oil with Kashmiri red chillies and varied spices. This recipe is a simple yet flavorful mix of eggplants and tomatoes or tamarind pulp.


Khatte Baingan

Khatte Baingan
Khatte Baingan

Course : Main Dish

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 10 minutes

Process time : 20 minutes

Total time : 30 minutes


  • Brinjal - 1/4 kg

  • Cinnamon - 1/2 inch

  • Cloves - 4

  • Green cardamom - 2

  • Black cardamom - 1

  • Pepper - 1 tsp

  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

  • Garlic - 4

  • Kashmiri red chili powder - 1 tsp

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Fennel seed powder - 1 tsp

  • Ginger powder - 1/2 tsp

  • Salt - 1 tsp

  • Tamarind juice - 1/4 cup

  • Oil - to fry


  1. In a pan add oil, cut the brinjals as 'X' cut with the stem, fry them in oil until its half done

  2. Strain the fried brinjal and keep

  3. In the same oil, add cinnamon, cloves green cardamom, black cardamon, pepper and cumin seeds, sauté it well until aromatic

  4. Now add chopped garlic to it and again sauté it until aromatic

  5. Add Kashmiri chili powder, turmeric powder, fennel seed powder, ginger powder, salt as per taste and again sauté them until aromatic

  6. Now add tamarind juice to it and mix

  7. Now add fried brinjal to it and for 10 minutes and serve hot


fry brinjal
fry brinjal

whole spices in hot oil
whole spices in hot oil


spice powders and salt
spice powders and salt

tamarind juice
tamarind juice

fried brinjal & boil for 10 min
fried brinjal & boil for 10 min

serve hot
serve hot
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