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ennegayi recipe, how to make badanekayi ennegayi recipe | Karnataka stuffed brinjal recipe

ennegayi recipe with step by step photos. easy to make stuffed brinjak curry known as badenakayi ennegayi from karnataka
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Harini


  • 12-15 small purple eggplants
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons thick tamarind extract
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt to taste
  • For ennegayi masala / spice powder for stuffing inside the eggplants
  • 1/2 cup grated or desiccated coconut.
  • 3 tablespoons peanuts/ groundnuts
  • 2 teaspoons urad dal
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons channa dal
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds white or black
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 6-8 dried red chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon methi seeds
  • 15 curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons oil


  • to prepare stuffing:
  • First, dry roast peanuts and sesame seeds for 2 minutes. remove to a plate.
  • Add 2 teaspoons oil to the same pan and heat it. once oil is hot add all the other ingredients except coconut and fry well.
  • Next roast the coconut in the same oil for a minute.
  • grind everything to a coarse powder or paste.
  • To make ennegayi
  • Wash and wipe the eggplants. make a slit keeping the bottom intact. Place in a bowl of saltd water.
  • Stuff 2 teaspoons of prepared masala in each eggplant.
  • heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan.
  • Temper with mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and fry well.
  • Add sliced onions and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Place the stuffed brinjals gently and saute.
  • Add tamarind extract, salt, jaggery and mix very gently. Add 1/2 cup water.
  • Cover and cook in low flame for 20 minutes or 1 whistle in pressure cooker. Serve ennegayi hot.


1. I have used minimum oil in this ennegayi recipe. You can add upto 6 tablespoons for a richer version.
2. If your eggplants are very big, just chop and saute them in the spice powder and proceed.


Calories: 197kcal