Badnekayi Mosaru Bajji or Roasted Eggplant Raita

I love any kind of raita. This raita is my favorite. My mom used to make this so often, and I used to just eat it all as she prepared this raita. Except for roasting the eggplant, it takes just a few minutes to prepare this dish.


  1. 6 round eggplants
  2. 2 cup yogurt or curd
  3. 1 tsp oil or ghee, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, pinch of hing, 1 red chilli.


Wash and clean the eggplant dry. Apply oil on covering the entire eggplant. Roast it over direct flame f, turn it often so that it cooks evenly. Roast till the brinjal shrinks, blackens and starts peeling off. Cool,remove the skin and mash the same.

In a bowl, beat the yogurt, add the mashed eggplant. Add salt to taste.

In a small pan, add oil. Next, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, and the red chilli.

Add this to the eggplant, yogurt mixture. Server with Pulav, or plain rice or chapathi.

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by DAKalpana on November 2, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Hi Mrs.Meera,I like the content of your website and as a madhwa Brahmin I find that your recipes are authentic.I have grown up eating all these lovely adigegalu which my mother made.I also cook authentic madhwa food at home and it’s nice to visit your site.thanks for the wonderful job.
    Can you please post the lyrics of ” poojisuvena ninna,poojisuvena deva” which my mother used to sing.
    Cheers,Kalpana D A.


  2. Posted by D A Kalpana on November 2, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Thanks for this wonderful recipe.


    Sent from my iPad


  3. Posted by Narayan on November 2, 2012 at 8:27 am

    All your recipe are simple and excellent. For a bachelor like me, it gives direction to try. Last time when i shared with them on Quick SAMBAR (carrot,Alu and Dhal together), they were surprised to hear How come i know all these” i did not reveal about this site. but soon i will.

    Thank you once gain.


    • Posted by meeraghu on November 2, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Thanks, Narayan. Don’t reveal about this blog, it is your efforts that your friends have to appreciate, not this blog. :)


  4. Posted by Deepa Mahishi on November 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I love all kinds of mosaru bajji. I have electric stove…what is the best way to roast eggplant? Can i roast it in Oven?


  5. Posted by on November 3, 2012 at 7:25 am

    namma appa ide tharaha badane kayannu hunde oleyalli suttu, sippe thegedu, baki neevu helida hage, mosaru haki, oggarne hagi thinnuthiddaru. thuma ruchiyagiruthittu. Thanks I remembered my father very much today.


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