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No Onion No Garlic Aloo Baingan

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No Onion No Garlic Aloo Baingan is a flavourful side dish with simple flavors. A quick and easy stir fry with potato and aubergine or eggplant. It goes well with simple roti (flatbread), dal rice, khichdi, quinoa, or couscous. 

Aloo baingan served in a colorful bowl.
Simple Aloo Baingan

Few ingredients and a flavourful sabji

This simple dry curry gets its flavors from the veggies and the spices. There is nothing fancy in this recipe, but it is delicious and makes a hearty meal. Yes, you would be surprised with just veggies and a few spices you have a lip-smacking vegetable. 

Aloo Baingan used to be one of my favorites as a kid, to pair with Mom’s kadhi chawal. Though I did not like baingan much I still used to enjoy this easy side dish of eggplant or aubergine.

Today I enjoyed it with simple millet ambli, and yogurt.

And to my surprise, I have been trying to grow aubergine for the last 3 years in Ireland and this year I had a huge success. Yes, I could grow them, and have planted 6-7 plants and it is giving me a good harvest. 

So you know, when you have your fresh organic produce you do look to use it properly, especially when it is your hard work. And what a joy, when it comes to your table with no miles traveled. 

Home grown Baingan/EggplantAubergine
Home grown Baingan/EggplantAubergine

Recipes with Eggplant/Aubergine/Baingan

I make a few recipes with baingan. Eggplant  (Aubergine, Brinjal) Pizza is perfect if you are on a low-carb diet and still looking to enjoy some pizza. This Dahi wale Baingan | Eggplant in Yogurt Sauce is another delicious side dish that is perfect for parties and goes well with simple pulav or Vegetable Biryani.

Then this Indian Style No onion No Garlic Baingan Bharta is perfect with some rotis or this rich and creamy Baba Ghanoush (Creamy Eggplant dip), is perfect for the Mezze Platter.

Using the small variety I make baingan with tomatoes and onion and this Hyderabadi Baingan ka Salan (Spicy Eggplant gravy with Peanuts)

Recipe process of Easy Aloo Baingan

As said, this recipe is quite simple. So we cook or saute a few masalas in oil for 1-2 minutes and then add the aubergine and potato. Let them cook until the veggies are done. I like to cut the potato and eggplant lengthwise for this recipe. It looks quite appealing and nice to serve on the plate. One can cut it into cubes too. 

Easy Aloo Baingan served in a colourful bowl along with some millet ambli.
Easy Aloo Baingan

Type of Baingan/Aubergine/Eggplant to use

I do use small long types and the fat round baingan for this. One can even use the green small baingan variety for this no onion no garlic aloo baingan.

I am sharing this recipe for the No Onion No Garlic theme suggested by Priya Iyer from The World Through My Eyes, Rafeeda gave me the secret ingredients as Turmeric and Amchur powder and I decided to make this No Onion No Garlic Aloo Baingan. I gave her ginger and turmeric and she made this delicious Aloo Sabji. Do check both blogs for some amazing recipes.

Aloo baingan served in a colorful bowl.
Quick Eggplant or Aubergine and Potato
Aloo baingan served in a colorful bowl.

No Onion No Garlic Aloo Baingan

No Onion No Garlic Aloo Baingan is a quick, easy and a flavorful side dish with potato and aubergine or eggplant.
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: North Indian
Keyword: Garden Harvest Recipes, Vegetables
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 2 medium-sized Potatoes cut lengthwise
  • 4 medium sized Eggplant/Aubergine cut lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder As per taste
  • 2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspooon Raw mango/Amchoor Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida
  • Salt


  • Rinse and cut the aubergine/eggplant and potatoes.
    2 medium-sized Potatoes cut lengthwise, 4 medium sized Eggplant/Aubergine cut lengthwise
  • Dip them in water until needed or else the aubergine/eggplant will turn black.
  • In a heavy bottom pan add oil.
    1 teaspoon oil
  • Once hot, add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
    1 teaspoon cumin seeds, ¼ teaspoon asafoetida
    Adding of spices
  • Once the cumin seeds splutter, add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, and coriander powder, and saute for a few minutes. Be careful not to burn the masala.
    ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon Red chili powder, 2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • Add in the cut aubergine/eggplant, and potatoes and salt.
    Adding of potato and baingan
  • Mix everything, cover, and cook on a medium stove stirring in between.
    Cooking of potato and baingan
  • After 7-8 minutes check if the potatoes are done.
  • Once the potatoes are done add garam masala and amchoor powder and mix
    1 teaspoon Garam Masala, 1 teaspooon Raw mango/Amchoor Powder
    Adding amchoor powder
  • The bhaji is done when the potatoes are pierced easily with a knife or a fork or the back of your spoon.
    Cooked No onion No garlic aloo baingan



Masala measurements are a rough guide, use as required.
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Sujata Roy

Wednesday 3rd of January 2024

I love aloo baigan dry curry. Your looks scrumptious. Perfect pair with paratha puri or dal chawal. Next time I will try aloo baigan in your method.


Sunday 29th of October 2023

Anything with aloo is welcome in home. Aloo baingan looks too tempting and delicious. Going to try it out during weekend.

Sasmita Sahoo

Friday 27th of October 2023

Wow !!!! Aloo baingan fry looks very tasty. I liked the use of amchoor powder in it.....


Friday 27th of October 2023

I love simple everyday curry and this is a perfect one with comforting flavors to pair with rice or roti. Thanks for sharing.


Wednesday 25th of October 2023

You are really fortunate to use the home grown produce for everyday cooking. I love aloo baigan and make it without onion and garlic but with tomatoes. You simple recipe is so easy and perfect for days when we run out of tomatoes. Nice share

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Thursday 2nd of November 2023

A lot of hard work Swati in growing the veggies. I do utilise whatever space I have to grow. Thank You