Baigan Koftay ka Salan

Everyone who tried this was amazed to find out that baingan (brinjal) can taste so good. This baingan koftay recipe can trick anyone into loving baingan while experiencing a completely new flavor profile. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Baingan (Eggplant) 500g
  • Lehsan (Garlic) cloves 4 sliced
  • Pyaz (Onion) 1 medium
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 2 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) chopped 1 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Baisan (Gram flour) ¾ Cup
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • Cooking oil ½ Cup
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) ½ tsp
  • Pyaz (Onion) ground 1 Cup
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Tamatar (Tomato) pureed 1 Cup
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 & ½ tsp or to taste
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tsp
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri lal mirch powder (Kashmiri Red chilli powder) ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tsp or to taste
  • Dahi (Yogurt) whisked ¼ Cup
  • Water 2-3 Cups or as required
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chilli) slit 2
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped


Make gashes on eggplant with the help of knife & insert garlic clove slice in each gash and prepare all eggplants in the same manner.

Insert metal skewer in each eggplant & fire roast or char over high flame until skin is burnt and remove roasted charred skin & discard then chop well with the help of knife & set aside.

In a chopper,add onion & chop well.

Place muslin cloth on a bowl,add chopped onion and squeeze out excess water completely with the help of the hands,discard onion water & set aside.

In a bowl,add chopped eggplant,chopped & squeezed onion,fresh coriander,green chilli,salt,red chilli powder, turmeric powder & mix well.

Now gradually add gram flour & mix until well combined (the mixture turn out very sticky).

Greased hands & spoon with oil,take out 1 tbs of mixture & make a ball (makes 14-15).

In a wok,heat cooking oil & fry eggplant balls on medium low flame until golden brown & set aside.

In a wok,add cooking oil,cumin seeds & mix well.

Add onion paste & mix well.

Add ginger garlic paste,mix well & cook for 2 minutes.

Add pureed tomatoes & mix well.

Add red chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,cumin powder,kashmiri red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add yogurt,mix well & cook until oil separates (2-3 minutes).

Now add prepared eggplant balls & mix gently.

Add water,mix & bring it to boil,cover & cook on low flame for 8-10 minutes.

Add fresh coriander and green chillies,cover and simmer on low flame for 1-2 minutes.

Garnish with fresh coriander & serve!

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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