Hyderabadi cuisine has evolved over centuries from foreign and native influences. The cuisine began to form during the medieval times and was reached to extend during modern period through the work of skilled chefs serving the Deccan nobility. The city of Hyderabad being the seat of former rulers was the center of many innovative techniques led by royal chefs (known as Khansamas) that eventually gave form to modern Hyderabadi cuisine.
One amongst the many Hyderabadi delicacies is the Baghare Baigan or Hyderabadi Baigan. It is a popular Indian eggplant curry of Hyderabad in India. This dish is also very popular in Pakistan. It is also used as a side dish with the Hyderabadi biryani. The history of Bhagare Baigan / Hyderabadi baigan says that it was introduced during Mughal Empire from Taskent, then became popular in Hyderabad.