Today’s post is one of the easiest brinjal recipe.In my home everyone loves brinjal.We are yoghurt lovers too.So no points for guessing that ” Brinjal Raita / Badnekayi Mosaru Gojju ” is one of our family favorites. This is a very tasty and easy raita that makes an excellent side dish or a dip with roti ,pulav or steamed rice.I in fact eat it as such too..

Like baingan bharta, this recipe calls for roasting the eggplant on fire. Once the egg plant is roasted, it takes just few minutes to make this dish.Hmm..The roasted flavor of brinjal mixed with spiced-up curd gives a unique  taste.Don’t you believe me? Then you must try and experience it ..


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 2 medium size brinjal, round
  • 2 cup Curd, Little Sour
  • 2 Green Chilli, - finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves, - little
  • to taste Salt

To temper

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Split Black gram / Urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp Bengal Gram / Chana Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/ hing
  • 1 Red Chilli, - broken to pieces ( optional )
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 2 tsp Oil


  • Wash the eggplant and pat dry.Rub its surface with a thin coat of oil.Keep it for roasting, on open flame.Keep turning the eggplant in between every 2-3 mins, so that it gets cooked everywhere completely and uniformly.
  • Switch off the flame when the brinjal shrinks in size and skin of brinjal has charred nicely.Whole kitchen would be filled with lovely smoky  aroma.
  • Let the eggplant cool for 5-10 mins. Later peel its charred skin,discard the stem.
  • Now mash eggplant nicely using hand or fork.
  • Next to the mashed brinjal add salt,green chilli and curd.Mix well.If required add some more curd and adjust the consistency.
  • Prepare the tempering.In a small kadai ,take oil.Add mustard seeds,urad dal and chana dal.Once they splutter add red chilli piece,curry leaves and hing.Switch off once curry leaves and red chili gets crispy. Pour this tempering on raita.Add chopped coriander leaves.Mix everything.
  • Serve the yummy brinjal raitha with rice / roti/ pulav.


  • For this Buy eggplants that are big yet light.Also there should be no wholes.Use either big purple ones or the round green or purple brinjal.In Karnataka,we get a special kind of brinjal called "matti gulla".Raita made from that tastes yummy.
Matti Gulla getting roasted..
  • I've roasted eggplant on direct fire. If you want you can use grill / oven/ coal .
  • If you want you can boil brinjal and later mash them too. But you will compromise with the taste. The smoky flavor takes this raita to a new level.
If you want you can add little chopped onion/roasted crushed peanuts too.
  • The above recipe is south indian style raita. You can add a pinch of jeera powder,red chillipowder ,chat masala  & black salt to above raita to make it in the north indian style

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  • Reply
    Meena Kumar
    July 9, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I have seen the green small brinjal in stores now I know what to make with them..raita looks yummm.

  • Reply
    Ree Kasirajh
    July 9, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Raita looks delicious

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    Linsy Patel
    July 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    love eggplant any size or color, looks delicious.

  • Reply
    Vibha Sp
    July 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    tasty raita , v do brinjal chutney , never tried this , vl try to do this once

  • Reply
    Nalini Somayaji
    July 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Our favourite dish ..classic..nice clicks too

  • Reply
    July 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    this is too delicious..baigan raita sounds interesting

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    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    July 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    healthy and yummy raita.

  • Reply
    July 9, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Burnt brinjal always have a SPL taste. I am sure raita would be yummy

  • Reply
    Beulah Arun
    July 10, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Looks yummy! Sounds simple too!

  • Reply
    Priya Shiva
    July 10, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Very interesting raita! Will try soon..

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    Gauri Kulkarni
    July 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

    wow this looks like a nice new side dish… will surely try 🙂

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    Eliza Lincy
    July 10, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Tasty and flavourful raita. Perfect for variety rice, pulao and biryanis.

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    nandoos Kitchen
    July 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    looks yumm.. Nice clicks..

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    Sony P
    July 10, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Tempting brinjal raita dear…… Looks yumm!!

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    Viki's Kitchen
    July 10, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I like this raita always. Yours look delicious. Never knew the name of this green eggplant. I see this often in an Asian market in US. Next time I am buying that:)

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    Priya Suresh
    July 12, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Very delicious raita, mine is bit different from urs..

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    Reshma Sanjeev
    July 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    My Amma makes this all the time. I never tried it. Thanks for the recipe. I am going to surprise myself. Your’s look so look.

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