Baingan Dal Fry Recipe | Brinjal or Eggplant Dal Fry Recipe

Eggplant or Baingan Dal Fry Recipe | Brinjal Dal Fry Recipe | Make Dal Vaang Recipe at home
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This Baingan (Eggplant or Brinjals) Dal Fry recipe is a combination of restaurant style Dal Fry or Dal Tadka and normal Baingan Dal Recipe.

In this Baingan Dal Fry Recipe or Brinjal Dal Fry Recipe, I used quite similar ingredients of traditional Dal Fry with some additional and not so secret ingredients which are mostly available in your kitchen.

Sometimes making small changes in regular ingredients can make difference in tastes of recipes. We just follow rules which our moms and aunts have taught us and honestly, those rules are best to follow for some good reasons. However, there is no harm in trying something different once in a while.

Baingan Dal Fry

Though I am not a very big fan of Eggplants / Brijanls but I do use brinjal to give some good taste to the recipes I cook. My granny used to cook this recipe with the normal ingredients available at home, I thought let me try to make this normal Baingan Dal Recipe in a different way like a restaurant styled Dal Fry. So I came up with this version of Baingan Dal Fry. I used a few ingredients which my granny used to use for cooking this Baingan / Eggplant Dal recipe, and in additional to those I used some ingredients from restaurant style Dal Fry Recipe.

Like traditional punjabi styled restaurant Dal Fry or Dal Tadka, Baingan Dal Fry Recipe also tastes awesome and now I am in love with this recipe.

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Baingan Dal Fry Recipe | Brinjal or Eggplant Dal Fry Recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Eggplant or Baingan Dal Fry recipe with 2 secret ingredients which tastes awesome. It is a combination of restaurant style Dal Fry / Dal Tadka and normal Baingan Dal.


Ingredients For Baingan Dal Fry Recipe

Two Secret Ingredients

For Tempering (Tadka)

Cooking method for Baingan (Eggplant) Dal Fry Recipe

  1. Wash toor dal 2 to 3 times. Transfer toor Dal to cooker and add 250 ml of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

    Baingan Dal Fry
    I didn’t add more water because I did not want very smooth dal. We will cook it more later to get aromatic blend of baingan or brinjal (Eggplant) and all other spices in Baingan Dal Fry recipe.
  2. While dal is getting cooked, wash all veggies and chop brinjal, tomato, onion, chilli and grate ginger.

    I have chopped baingan quite big in size and tomato, onion to medium sized. You may chop into smaller sizes as well.
  3. After 3 whistles, allow pressure cooker to cool down and take out the dal.

    Baingan Dal Fry
  4. Add oil to kadhai, once oil is heated add mustard seeds and allow to crackle. Add turmeric powder, chilli, ginger and sauté for a minute.

    Baingan Dal Fry
  5. Now add onion and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

    Baingan Dal Fry
  6. Now add baingan (Brinjal / Eggplant) and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.

    Baingan Dal Fry
  7. After baingan is cooked, add tomatoes and mix well.

    Baingan Dal Fry
    After adding tomatoes, we are not waiting for tomatoes to turn soft because tomatoes will be nicely cooked when we add water to dal in next step.
  8. Now add boiled dal, red chilli powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, goda masala (or garam masala, if you don’t have goda masala), tamarind and salt.

    Baingan Dal Fry
  9. Lastly add around 300 ml of water and simmer dal for 10 to 15 minutes on medium flame until it turns quite thick.

    Baingan Dal Fry
  10. Once dal is nicely cooked turn off the flame and add chopped coriander.

    Baingan Dal Fry
  11. Mix well.

    Baingan Dal Fry
  12. Finally take out dal in a serving bowl.

    Baingan Dal Fry
  13. Lastly heat oil in small kadhai for tempering (tadka), once oil is heated, add Kashmiri red chilies and curry leaves and roast curry leaves and chilies for a minute or two and those will become crisp.

    Pour tadka on top of Baingan (Eggplant) Dal Fry for nice colour.

    Baingan Dal Fry
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