Nutritional Facts of Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan, Indian Eggplant Curry, Calories in Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan, Indian Eggplant Curry

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan have?

One serving (110 grams) of Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan gives 221 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 30 calories, proteins account for 12 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 180 calories.  One serving of Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan provides about 11 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan recipe makes 4 servings, 110 grams per serving.

221 calories for 1 serving of Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 7.5g, Protein 2.9g, Fat 20g. Find how much fibre, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, folic acid is present in Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan

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Hyderabadi bagara baingan is a flavour-packed Indian eggplant curry which is loaded with the dynamic flavours of several seeds and spices. Learn how to make Hyderabadi Nizam style authentic baghara baingan. 

To make Hyderabadi bagara baingan, first make the paste. Combine the sesame seeds, coconut, peanuts, ginger, garlic and onions in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast them over a slow flame for 3 minutes. Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, chilli powder and tamarind pulp and blend to a smooth paste using ½ cup water. Keep aside. Then make the sabzi. Slit the brinjals, lengthwise, into four, but leave the stems on, so the eggplants remain joined at the stem. Keep aside. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and nigella seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds. When the seeds crackle, add the brinjals, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté over medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Remove the brinjals and keep aside. In the same pan, add the coconut and sesame paste, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the cooked brinjals, ½ cup of water and salt, mix gently and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Slit brinjals are cooked with an aromatic and spicy tempering of seeds, curry leaves and green chillies, and a rich paste that contains a large gamut of flavourful ingredients ranging from onions and ginger to spice powders and peanuts to make bagare baingan. 

The coconut and sesame paste is what lends its authentic colour to this Hyderabadi Nizam style authentic bagara baingan. Do not compromise on the quantity of oil used, as the paste has to be fried in it to get that toothsome experience.

Indeed, every mouthful of this Indian eggplant curry is brimming with flavour, and it is bound to turn even plain rice or rotis into a memorable meal!

Tips for Hyderabadi bagara baingan. 1. Choose the small variety of brinjals which are dark purple coloured for this sabzi. 2. While making slits in the brinjal, ensure that the slit is made only half way through it. Very deep slits will open up while cooking. 3. Using a broad non-stick pan is suggested as it will make tossing the brinjals easier. 4. Make the coconut and sesame paste fresh for best flavours and aroma. 

Try other baingan based dishes like Baingan Methi ki Subzi and Baingan Musasalam.

Is Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan healthy?

Yes, this is healthy but conditions apply.

Brinjal (baingan, eggplant) : Foods like Brinjal have a low glycemic index and are good for weight loss. Brinjals are a very good source of fibre. It also prevents blood glucose from shooting up and is good for diabetics. Brinjals are rich in folate, which is required for producing Red Blood Cells (RBC’s) and also helps to prevent anaemia. See all the 7 amazing benefits of baingan.

Coconut : The fresh coconut has saturated fats but most of it is MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) which promote weight loss. The high fibre content of 13.6 gm (45.3% of RDA) along with high lauric acid content of coconut improves cholesterol levels in the body. Improving the action of insulin secretion and lowering the raised blood sugar levels is yet another benefit of coconut for Diabetics. See here for 10 amazing benefits of coconut.  

Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions

Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : Coriander is a fresh herb often used as a flavour enhancer in Indian cooking. It is mainly used as a garnish. This is the best way to use it - no cooking. This preserves its vitamin C content which helps to build our immunity and bring that sparkle to the skin. The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrients which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan ?

Yes, but cut the quantity of oil by half in the recipe. 


Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan is high in

1. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

2. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

3. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


How to burn 221 calories that come from Hyderabadi Baghara Baingan?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 6 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 22 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 29 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 38 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.


Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy221 cal11%
Protein2.9 g5%
Carbohydrates7.5 g2%
Fiber8.4 g34%
Fat20 g30%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A216.7 mcg5%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.3 mg11%
Vitamin C13.9 mg35%
Vitamin E0.4 mg3%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)45.1 mcg23%
Calcium73.1 mg12%
Iron1 mg5%
Magnesium37.4 mg11%
Phosphorus97.5 mg16%
Sodium5.4 mg0%
Potassium272.1 mg6%
Zinc0.9 mg9%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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