Badanekayi gojju or brinjal curry recipe

Badanekayi gojju is a very popular dish of Karnataka. It is a delicious curry that goes well with rice.


  • Small brinjals - 2 nos
  • 1 lemon size tamarind
  • Rice flour - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Grated jaggery - 2 teaspoons
  • A string of curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Coriander seeds - 2 teaspoons
  • Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Chana dal/ split bengal gram - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Whole red chillies - 3 nos
  • Methi seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Grated coconut - 2 teaspoons


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE BADANEKAYI GOJJU OR BRINJAL CURRY RECIPE Wash and cut the brinjals into medium pieces and immerse them in a bowl of water. This prevents brinjals from changing the colour. You can also add little salt to the water.

Step 2

Boil a lemon size tamarind in 2 cups of water for 10 to 15 minutes. After it cools down, squeeze the tamarind and remove the pulp. Strain and keep aside tamarind water.

Step 3

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add coriander seeds, urad dal, chana dal, mustard seeds, dry red chillies and methi seeds. Fry till they turn light brown. Add grated coconut. Saute for half a minute on a low flame.

Step 4

Remove from heat and grind them to a fine powder and keep aside.

Step 5

Heat the remaining oil in the same pan.

Step 6

Add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add brinjal pieces and saute for some time till they become little soft.

Step 7

Add 2 cups of tamarind water, salt, asafoetida, curry leaves and boil till the raw smell of tamarind exudes.

Step 8

Add ground masala powder, jaggery and stir well.

Step 9

Mix rice flour in half a cup of water and add to the curry. Add water if required and cook on a low flame for 5 to 6 minutes till it becomes of a medium consistency.

Step 10

Remove from heat and serve badanekayi gojju hot with rice.


4 Responses to Badanekayi gojju or brinjal curry recipe

  1. prem says:

    Good receipe

  2. Bhanu Shivkumar says:

    I have seen so many recipes of brinjal gojju but I found your recipe to be the best 🙂 Very tasty.

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