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bhagare bangan mI don’t know this is authentic Hyderabadi Bhagare Bangan recipe or not but one thing is sure this is easy to make and delicious in taste. Have learned from a cooking school in Karachi few years ago.


Egg plant/ Bangan1/2 kg
Onion ,chopped2
Ginger garlic paste1 tsp
Curry leaves8
Onion seeds/ Rai1/2 tsp
Oil1/2 cup
Red chili powder1 tbsp
Coriander powder1 tbsp
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Saltto taste
Mustard seeds1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds1 tsp
Desiccated coconut2 tbsp
Sesame seeds white2 tbsp
Tamarind pulp1 cup
Coriander leavesfor garnish


  • Fill a large bowl with water and add 1 tsp salt in it, dissolve and set aside.
  • Wash egg plants and slit lengthwise to make four parts/ pieces keeping the stalk intact. Put egg plants carefully in this saltish water. Leave for 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil and add onion seeds/ Rai let them crackle then add chopped onion. Fry till light brown.
  • Now add curry leaves and stir, add ginger garlic paste  and tomatoes chopped . Fry them till tomatoes soft and tender.
  • Make a paste of red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, mustard seeds/ methi dana, cumin seeds (roast and grind mustard seeds and cumin seeds). Add 1 tbsp water to make a paste.
  • Add this paste in tomato gravy. Fry till oil separate.
  • Add eggplants and fry with spices for 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 cup water and cover the lid.
  • When tender and soft then add coconut , sesame seeds (roast and grind them) and tamarind pulp in gravy and mix with gentle hands.
  • Cover again for 5-6 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or Chapati.

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6 Responses

  1. Salam and thanks for the answer. You never mentioned that eggplants are to be put in solution of water.

    Chalo koi baat nahi. Karachi se bnda Attock chala jai tau aesa ho jaata hai. ..:)

    1. Mustaqim I enjoyed your comment a lot but I completely disagree with you Banda kahen chal jae ghalti ka taluq sheharon se I will correct and add about saline water.

  2. Salam … By ONION seeds you mean KALONJI. Kalonji is not onion seeds. It is NIGELLA seed which is entirely different plant. Grow them and you will see no onion comes out of it. You put Onion/Rai words. Rai is also a different spice.

    Ham jese Urdu speaking jo Quetta mein born huay, on ki ghaltian Krachi wale rishtedar boht nikalte hain…. 🙂

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