Spiced Brinjal with Kasundi & Poppy Seed Gravy

Spiced Brinjal with Kasundi & Poppy Seed Gravy

Delight your taste buds with the exquisite Spiced Brinjal dish featuring Kasundi and Poppy Seed Gravy. This Bengali specialty combines succulent eggplant slices with a flavourful sauce enriched by Tata Simply Better Cold-pressed Mustard Oil. Savour the aromatic and spicy blend as you pair it with steamed rice or flatbreads for an unforgettable culinary experience.
  • Prep Time Icon
    Prep Time
    15 Minutes
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    Cook Time
    25 Minutes
  • Serving Icon
    2-3 People
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  • 250 gm brinjal (eggplant)
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (divided)
  • 1 tsp salt (plus extra for seasoning)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp Tata Simply Better Cold-pressed Mustard Oil
  • 1/4 cup poppy seed paste
  • 1/4 cup whisked yogurt
  • 1/4 cup kasundi (Bengali mustard sauce)
  • 1 tsp kalungi (nigella seeds)
  • A few green chillies, slit
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder


  • Prep the Brinjal: Slice the brinjal and mix it with 1 tsp of turmeric powder and salt. Allow it to sit for 5-7 minutes.
  • Fry the Brinjal: Heat 1/2 cup of Tata Simply Better Cold-pressed Mustard Oil in a pan over medium flame. Wipe off any excess moisture from the brinjal slices and shallow fry them until they turn light brown. Remove and set aside.
  • Prepare the Gravy Base: In a bowl, whisk together the poppy seed paste, yoghourt, and kasundi until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Season the Gravy: In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of Tata Simply Better Cold-pressed Mustard Oil. Add kalungi and slit green chillies. Once they splutter, add the prepared poppy seed, yoghourt, and kasundi mixture. Stir well.
  • Add Spices: Add salt to taste, the remaining 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, and Kashmiri red chilli powder. Mix well.
  • Adjust Consistency: Pour in a little water to achieve your desired thickness for the gravy.
  • Combine with Brinjal: Add the fried brinjal slices to the gravy, ensuring they are well-coated. Cover and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve: Serve your flavorful brinjal dish hot, preferably with some steamed rice or flatbreads.