Mysterious Aubergine by Chef Gautam Saluja

(Inspired by the recipe of My Guru Chef Vineet Bhatia)


  1. 1 Big round aubergine 

  2. Chicken/Mutton keema (minced meat)

  3. Onions

  4. Garam masala 

  5. Chopped tomatoes

  6. Hung curd

  7. Coriander powder

  8. Jeera powder

  9. Mixed herbs 

  10. Salt

  11. White butter/oil


  1. Take aubergine and cut into round shape

  2. Scoop out the flesh of the aubergine and make it look like a bangle with some flesh on the sides

  3. Sprinkle some seasoned flour mixed with salt and pepper

  4. In a pan, heat white butter/ oil, saute chopped finely chopped onions and add finely chopped garlic & ginger. Cook for a while and add chicken/mutton keema. Cook it well. Add garam masala powder. Add salt. Mix well and cover the pan for 10 minutes.

  5. In another pan, melt some white butter, put chopped onions and garlic. Add chopped tomatoes and sauté for sometime. Add some mixed herbs, check seasonings. Make a thick sauce

  6. In a bowl, put Hung curd, beat it well add the fine chopped onions, coriander powder and jeera powder.

  7. Now, take the aubergine, stuff them up with the prepared spiced mutton keema by using one hand as the base. So that the mixture doesn’t come out from the other end.

  8. Pat with both the hands so the mixture settles in between the aubergine.

  9. Sprinkle some more seasoned flour

  10. Take a pan, heat the butter, put the stuffed aubergine and shallow fry

For the presentation

  1. Take a plate, put the fried aubergine, put the tomato sauce on it, then top it up with the Hung curd dressing

  2. Garnish with the coriander leaf and spread spoon of tomato sauce on the plate


Mysterious Aubergine

Contributed by Chef Gautum Saluja

Gautum Saluja is a chef by profession, who belong to the coal capital of India, Dhanbad. A “MAUKATERIAN” and lover of food, he digs into food anytime and anywhere. He loves cooking, eating, singing, swimming, sleeping and wants to open his own specialty chain of restaurants.


  1. manjushree

    very nice gautam, congrats and looking forward for more and more yummy recipes like this..

  2. Sima

    Lovely Recipe Gauti!! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

  3. sanzeeta

    gautum where to get hung curd?

  4. monica chowdhry

    way to go Gautam….your creative culinary skills certainly have made the humble aubergine ‘the king’ of veggies..

  5. nayana choudhury

    lovely recipe gautam..keep it up…

  6. runa chutia saikia

    congrats Gautam…u r brilliant at making different..n..dilicious recipe….keep it up bro…!!!

  7. reeta ghosh

    Wl done Gautham….congrats … 🙂

  8. Chandan

    Looks exotic and sounds cool too! 🙂

  9. Congratulations Goutam.. Keep going. I ll try this recipe soon and show u the pic….and ofcourse the taste…

  10. Gautam Saluja

    Thanks Sim..

  11. wow gautam what an amazing recipe…really loved it…its soo original… and even the presentation is wow !! congrats 🙂

  12. Sim

    Great recipe…would definitely try. I have a passion for food and loves cooking and trying different recipes:)

  13. Disha

    AMAZING GAUTAM!!!! keep up the good work.

  14. Gautam Saluja

    Thanks Anamika..Im glad you really liked the recipe..

  15. this looks sounds fabulous .. and i am sure its going to taste yummm with the excellent choice of ingredients. i am sure going to try it. thanks you chef for the recipe.

  16. Nikki

    I am so gonna try it, this weekend. Thank you Chef Gautam Saluja, and all the best..:)

  17. Kaajal Pradhan lamba

    Very original & innovative..sounds lovely…will surely try it :)…..coz Aubergines I love and with any keema is like sone pe suhaga…Thanks Gautam 🙂

  18. Well done chotte veer !! awsome recipe & awesome photograph…

  19. rajeev

    Some how always had faith in Chef Gautham’s cooking. He needs to make more of these , keep it up

  20. Looks very yumm Gautham!!!!!! Gonna try it for sure.keep the Great Work Going…

  21. Gautam Saluja

    Thank you for your Kind words Jasvinder..

  22. Zee Ke

    Wooow Superb and so simple too.Yummmyyy

  23. Jasii

    That’s incredible stuff from an unassuming simple guy, A big big thumbs up

  24. Gautam Saluja

    Thank you Mr.Aman Kahlon for liking the recipe..

  25. Gautam Saluja

    Thanks Bharath..

  26. Aman kahlon

    very nice recipe and pic Gautam .

  27. Bharath M R

    Well done Gautham….congrats 🙂

    keep them coming 🙂

  28. sneha lata

    I have seen the passion and love for cooking in Chef Gautam Saluja…He always tries to cook with a perfection and make the dish a master piece.. I have tasted the dish and i must say that it was heavenly… Keep it up Gautam…

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