Bharva Baingan Masala Recipe - Stuffed Brinjal Masala

Here is a sweet tangy and spicy Bharva Baingan which you will absolutely love. It's cooked in a pressure cooker and is super simple to make and packed with flavors from the roasted peanuts and sesame. Serve this dish along with hot phulkas or even ghee rice topped for a simple weekend lunch or a weeknight dinner.

Archana Doshi
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Bharva Baingan Masala Recipe, a super simple and delicious recipe of roasted eggplants that are filled with peanuts, sesame spice mixture and cooked in a tangy tomato puree. 

Brinjal is a vegetable that absorbs flavors of all kinds from delicate to spicy and tangy. You can choose to leave it dry by shallow roasting the filled brinjals or slow cook them in a tangy tomato gravy. 

Serve the Bharva Baingan Masala Recipe along with, Dal MakhaniGhee Rice and Phulka for a quick dinner and end it with a hot Besan Halwa as a dessert. You can also pack Bharva Baingan in Office Lunch Box along with Tawa Parathas.

If you like this recipe, You can also try other Stuffed Vegetable Recipes that you can make for your everyday meals:

  1. Healthy Bharwa Karela Recipe (Indian Masala Stuffed Bitter Gourd)
  2. Lauki Dum Banarasi Recipe (Bharwa Lauki)
  3. Bharwa Besan Mirch Sabzi Recipe (Chillies Stuffed With Spiced Gram Flour)
  4. Bharwa Bhindi And Pyaaz Ki Sabzi Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

25 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

70 M


4 Servings


  • 10 Small Brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant)
  • For Stuffing
  • 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali)
  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon SSP Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • 1 tablespoon Gram flour (besan)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for the Gravy
  • 1-1/2 cups Homemade tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Jaggery
  • 4 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard oil

How to make Bharva Baingan Masala Recipe - Stuffed Brinjal Masala

  1. To begin making the Bharva Baingan Masala Recipe, combine all the filling ingredients including roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida, amchur powder, gram flour, salt in a mini food processor and make a smooth paste.

  2. You can optionally add a little water and oil to make a smooth paste. Once the paste is done, set it aside. 

  3. Slit the brinjals cross wise just half way through, so it remains as a whole. The slit should be just enough to place the filling in. Stuff the above filling mixture in the the slit brinjals.

  4. Heat oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat; add the cumin seeds, onion, ginger and garlic. Saute until the onion turns soft and translucent.

  5. Once the onions soften, add tomato puree, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, jaggery and saute for a few minutes.

  6. After 2 to 3 minutes, add in the 1/4 cup of water, the stuffed brinjal and cover the pressure cooker. Cook the Stuffed Brinjal for 3 whistles and turn off the heat.

  7. Once the heat is off, allow the pressure to release naturally. Open the cooker and gently toss in the coriander leaves into the Bharva Baingan Masala, give it a mix and serve hot.

  8. Serve the Bharva Baingan Masala Recipe along with, Dal MakhaniGhee Rice and Phulka for a quick dinner and end it with a hot Besan Halwa as a dessert. You can also pack Bharva Baingan in Office Lunch Box along with Tawa Parathas.