A Roundup of Baby Brinjal Recipes

As I looked through the recipes I have written about, I see that I have a lot that feature brinjal (aka aubergine or eggplant). My family loves brinjals of all shapes and sizes. Given that the biryani-pulao roundup I did a few days ago was well-received, I thought I would do one that features brinjals.

This post features only those recipes which use baby brinjals or gutti vankaya as call them in Telugu.

So here goes:

  • Dahiwale Achari Baingan was new for me as well and I was bowled over by the combination of spices and the spicy taste.
  • Vankaya Kothimeera Kharam uses a simple masala made from coriander, green chillies, and ginger to spice up some fried baby brinjals.
  • Vankaya Vepudu or Brinjal Stir Fry is one of the simplest dishes you can make with brinjals of any shape or size.
  • Gutti Vankaya Koora. This is a famous Andhra recipe where baby brinjals are stuffed with a special spice powder known as menthi podi that has fenugreek as the main flavour.
  • Gutti Vankaya Ulli Kharam is another popular stuffed brinjal recipe from Andhra Pradesh that uses a spicy onion-chilli masala.
  • Bharli Vangi is a famous recipe from Maharashtra that has baby brinjals cooked with a flavorful peanut-sesame-coconut masala.

I do hope you try some of the recipes. I will post another roundup of recipes that involve other kinds of brinjals soon!


  1. Love baigan in any shape or form. These look so yummy Aruna…Hope to see you at my space sometime…

  2. I should try all these to change the brinjal hating attitude of my kids. I am sure they will learn to like it after a round of these preparations. Thanks Aruna, I would not have considered using it in so many different ways if you hadn’t posted this round up.

  3. Great! Bookmarking this. Brinjals are such a favourite with the hubby. It will be super to try out variations. Made aloo baingan for his packed lunch this morning 🙂

  4. How I wish you’d posted this 24 hours ago! We had one baby eggplant – the last survivor in our garden – and it would have been good to do something more creative with it. In the end, it got thinly slice and lightly sauteed in olive oil. Terribly delicious, even so.

I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Do leave me a comment.