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Alu Began



  • 1 pound potatoes (alu)
  • 1 pound eggplant (began)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/4 tablespoon ginger paste or powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic paste or powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Cut potatoes, eggplant and tomatoes in small cubes.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the onion for 1 minute.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, cumin, turmeric and coriander; mix together for 2 minutes.
  4. Add potato and eggplant, and cook for 13 to 15 minutes.
  5. Add tomato, and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  7. Serve hot with naan, pita bread or rice.


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