Dahi baigana
Place of originIndia
Region or stateOdisha
Main ingredientsEggplant, dahi (yogurt), vegetable oil or ghee, seeds (cumin, fennel, fenugreek, mustard)

Dahi baigana is an Odia dish prepared from dahi (yogurt) and eggplant especially during festivals. This dish can be prepared without using onion and garlic when they are not allowed in some auspicious festivals.[1]


Apart from eggplant and yogurt, one may use vegetable oil or ghee, mustard seeds, cumin seeds (jeera), fenugreek seeds (methi), fennel seeds (pan mahuri), dry chilli (sukhila lanka maricha), curry leaves (bhrusanga patra), ginger, green chilli, salt and sugar.[2]


Some variation of Dahi baigana is seen in Kashmiri cuisine as the Kashmiri version adds spice paste and a lot of chilli powder to the dish. Such preparation is somewhat golden rather than being yellowish white.

See also


  1. ^ Classic Cooking of Orissa. Allied Publishers. 25 July 2010. pp. 3–. ISBN 978-81-8424-584-4. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. ^ Charmaine Solomon (15 April 2006). The Complete Asian Cookbook. Tuttle Publishing. pp. 79–. ISBN 978-0-8048-3757-6. Retrieved 16 May 2012.