Mushroom Baingan Masala (Indian Style Mushrooms-Eggplant Stir Fry)

Mushroom Baingan Masala (Indian Style Mushrooms-Eggplant Stir Fry)It’s a mix of mushrooms, baingan (eggplants), peas and spicy-tangy Indian masala that leaves you wanting more of it. It’s a perfect entree or side to an Indian meal.Mushroom Baingan Masala (Indian Style Mushrooms-Eggplant Stir Fry): #mushrooms #eggplant #baingan #curry #indianfood

This Mushroom Baingan Masala or Indian Style Mushrooms-Eggplant Stir Fry is a perfect recipe for your Meatless Monday meals.

It’s quick, delicious and goes with any kind of Indian meal or as is too. An absolutely scrumptious recipe for your meatless menu.

Also, it’s one recipe that my meat-lover family and friends really look forward to eating because of the flavor combination.

Ingredients for Mushroom Baingan Masala:

  • Mushrooms
  • Eggplant – also known as baingan in India. I recommend using the Indian Eggplant for this recipe.
  • Green Peas – also known as matar in India. Can be fresh or frozen (thawed).
  • Ginger + Garlic
  • Onion
  • Tomato 
  • Indian Spices – like turmeric, salt, red chili powder, etc.

Mushroom Baingan Masala

Okay, now who here loves eggplants or ‘baingan’ as we call them in India?

Although it’s an easy vegetable to work with, but it’s really tough to make everyone like it…maybe its the color/shape or just the simple taste.

But I’ve changed many eggplant haters into ‘Oh My Goodness, I can’t believe it’s eggplant lovers’  😉

And this recipe is an example of a few of them that I’d share with you’ll in the future.

This Mushroom Baingan Masala is going to leave you speechless …. in a Good Way … OR Very Good Way 😉 

Mushroom Masala recipe

Now, I also have friends who for some reason or the other had to leave meat but they still crave that texture or flavors.

So this is one recipe, where the spices are very close to a ‘meat curry’ recipe and the sauteeing of mushroom+eggplants together result in this grainy texture that resembles meat.

Mushroom Baingan recipe

The Mushroom Baingan Masala recipe is extremely easy.

I can guarantee, you’d crave the taste again and again and It might just become your favorite goto Indian veggie recipe 🙂


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Mushroom Baingan Masala (Indian Style Mushrooms-Eggplant Stir Fry)

Mushroom Baingan Masala recipe

Mushroom Baingan Masala (Indian Style Mushrooms-Eggplant Stir Fry): delicious recipe using mushrooms, baingan (eggplants), peas and Indian masala.

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 1/2 lb small purple eggplants - chote baingan (Indian name).
  • 1 Cup Chopped Mushrooms - I'm using button mushrooms
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Peas - optional
  • 1 Large Red Onion
  • 2 Chopped Tomatoes - or use 1/2tsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 Cup Yogurt - you can use any vegan or non-vegan brand as per choice - optional
  • 1 Tsp ginger + garlic paste - fresh or store-bought
  • 1 Medium Green Chili - thinly sliced - optional
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil - or any light oil
  • Fresh Cilantro for Garnish


  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp Dry Mango Powder - you may use 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt - as per taste


  1. Wash the mushroom and eggplants properly.
  2. Slice them both into thin pieces (any shape).
  3. Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan.
  4. Add the chopped onion and stir.
  5. Now add ginger+garlic paste, spices and saute for a minute.
  6. Add the peas, eggplants and stir-fry everything together for 2 minutes.
  7. Now add the tomatoes, yogurt and saute everything.
  8. Cover the mix and let it cook on low heat for 4 minutes (stir every 2 minutes).
  9. Once the eggplants are cooked (almost mashed), now add the mushrooms.
  10. Saute everything and cover cook for another 2 minutes.
  11. Now remove the cover and increase the flame to medium.
  12. Stir-fry everything slowly, scooping the sides.
  13. Turn off the heat and transfer the mushroom-eggplant to serving plate.
  14. Garnish with cilantro and some chili powder.
  15. Serve immediately or store in fridge for upto 3 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 500mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 8gSugar: 15gProtein: 19g


4 Replies to "Mushroom Baingan Masala (Indian Style Mushrooms-Eggplant Stir Fry)"

  • Suja Nair June 17, 2020 (12:12 am)

    Just tried this recipe. Not a big fan of eggplant but today I loved the combination very much.
    Thank you,

    • Molly Kumar June 23, 2020 (2:13 pm)

      Hi Suja, thanks so much for your sweet message and so glad you liked it 🙂 Thanks, Molly

  • Ushmana @ Our Food and Home March 15, 2018 (2:27 pm)

    The eggplant and mushroom do give an interesting taste that no one can resist. Me, being a meat lover almost never touch my vegetables on my plate, but this dish is surely an exception, with the masala and the pleasing aroma!

    • Molly Kumar March 16, 2018 (7:14 am)

      Thanks so much and I hope you try this soon.

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