Bharil Vaingan (Vegan Eggplant Coconut Curry)

konkani bharil vaingan
We Konkanis love coconut, be it breakfast like GoDa Phovu or a curry like this one. The mild flavor of Udid Methi, as said in Konkani is the highlight of this eggplant curry.
This no onion garlic recipe is a tasty delight for both vegans and vegetarians.

Baby Eggplants/Brinjals/Vaingan/Baingan/Vangi - 8
Grated Coconut - about 1 1/2 cup
Dry Red Chillies - 5
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind - about 1/2 tsp
Jaggery/Gud/Gul - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal/Split Black Gram - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek/Methi Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
Baby Eggplants
How to cook Eggplant Coconut Curry:
  • Grind coconut, dry red chilies, turmeric, tamarind, salt, jaggery to a coarse paste, adding little water. Add jaggery and tamarind to suit your taste. You can use red chili powder if red chilies are not available.
  • Slit the eggplants forming a '+' sign and stuff them with the ground coconut paste. Save the leftover stuffing.
bharil vaingan
  • Heat about 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add urad dal, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and asafetida. When mustard seeds pop, add stuffed eggplants and sauté for few minutes.
  • Add the leftover stuffing to the pan. Cover and cook till eggplants turn soft. Add water if required.
Serve Stuffed Brinjals Curry with rice and/or chapati.


  1. Flavorful stuffed brinjals.Yum!!

  2. Super inviting stuffed brinjals, inviting..

  3. Flavorful and delicious..gravy looks super tempting

  4. Looks perfect guthhi vankaya kura.

  5. looks very tempting..I will try this for sure!
    all your recipes are too good!

  6. delicious Baigan to have it with Rice.

  7. thanks for sharing this.. it turned out really gud...everyone at home loved it :)

  8. Hey Shweta, am glad all your family members loved it. Thanks for the feedback :)


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