Dahi Baigana - Odisha Cuisine

Dahi Baigana is an Oriya food prepared from curd and eggplant / brinjal especially during festivals. This dish can be prepared even without using garlic when they are not allowed in some auspicious festivals. 

This is a mouthwatering dish. We really enjoyed this dish. I took a plate for myself had soothing dish as my dinner.

Sending this to this month's BM week 3 - Do Eggplant Dishes.

Let's go to the recipe...
 1 Large eggplant - cut into roundels or halves
2 Cups Thick Curd
1 Green chilly  - finely chopped
Salt to taste
A pinch of Chat Masala

For the Tadka

2 Cloves  Garlic - chopped
3 Button Dried Red Chilies
1/4 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
1/4  Teaspoon Cumin seeds
4 -5 Grains  Fenugreek seeds
1/4 Teaspoon Fennel seeds
Oil for frying

Cut the eggplant into roundles and  sprinkle little salt on the slices and keep aside.

Take curd in a bowl, add a little water,  salt to taste, chat masala and green chilly, mix well and then keep aside in the refrigerator to chill.

Heat a frying pan with little oil place the eggplant slices and fry  until they turn golden brown.  Remove the fried eggplants from the pan into a plate and keep it aside to cool it completely.

In a small pan add a tablespoon of oil and heat it.  Then add mustard seeds,  cumin seeds,  fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds. When they crackle, add red chilies and chopped garlic. Sauté for a few seconds and then take off flame.
Add half of this to  the curd and mix well.  Keep the remaining aside to pour on top.

In a serving dish arrange the eggplant and then pour the curd and  the remaning tadka on top, keep it in the refrigerator again to cool and also so that eggplant absorbs some of curd.

Here this delicious  Dahi Baigana  is  ready to dig into and relish. 


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 57

Labels : Brinjal, Curds, Odisha, Blogging Marathon, Healthy, Vegetables
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. The recipe looks delicious and a unique combination.

  2. This dish seems to be a popular dish this month under the eggplant theme

  3. Very delicious eggplant preparation.

  4. Dahi and eggplant....interesting combination

  5. Eggplant lovers will love this for sure.

  6. Such a delicious eggplant preparation. Looks so yummy!!

  7. this seems to be a popular dish for the eggplant theme - too bad I dont like eggplant :(

  8. The dahi baigana sounds delicious.

  9. Even i tried this dish and completely fallen in love with ti.

  10. Excellent post. Thanks for share.

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