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Aloo Baingan curry in black pot on grey towel

Aloo Baingan

Aloo Baingan is a comforting Potato, Peas & Aubergine Curry. Aloo Baingan is an easy recipe to make and is delicious with roti.

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani, Punjabi
Keyword Aloo Baingan, Aubergine curry, Brinjal Curry, Eggplant Curry, Ringru, Wengru
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 352 kcal
Author Safira


Aubergine Marinade

  • 8 small Aubergines Slit in a cross shape from the bottom, but not all the way through
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • ¾ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder


  • 60 g Frozen Peas I used Petit Pois


  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 250 ml Plum Tomatoes Pureed (I used tinned)
  • 4 cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 2 Green Chillies Slit or 1 tbsp Green Chilli Paste/1 frozen block Green Chilli
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt
  • 2 Potatoes Peeled and chopped into 1.5 inch quarters
  • 200 ml Water


  1. Cut a cross shape in the aubergines from the bottom but don't cut all the way through. Then marinade in oil, coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder. Set aside for 10 minutes.

  2. Boil Peas for 10 minutes over low heat. Then mash half of them slightly using a potato masher.

  3. Add pureed tomatoes, garlic and green chilli to a pot and allow to simmer until the tomato and oil separates at the sides. (Around 15 minutes on low).

  4. Add Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Salt and Garam Masala and cook for a further 5 minutes on medium high.

  5. Add chopped potatoes, marinaded aubergines and boiled peas to the pot with Water. Simmer covered on low for 20 minutes until the curry has thickened and the potatoes and aubergines are cooked through.

Recipe Notes

Storage - This curry keeps well in the fridge in an airtight container/bowl for 2 - 3 days.

Spice - Adjust the spice levels according to your taste.  

Garam Masala -  store brought GM varies A LOT in taste. So smell it first before adding it in. Some are very overpowering and you may not need much.

Onions - Some people add Onions to this curry. To do that add it first after the oil has been added and allow to turn golden brown before proceeding. 

Ginger - You can add ginger if you wish. I prefer not to in this curry. (Add 1 tbsp, 1 block or 1 inch grated).

Nutrition Facts
Aloo Baingan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 2276mg65%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 29g121%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 731IU15%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.