Baingan Bhaja / Begun Bhaja (Fried Aubergine Slices)

Baingan Bhaja is a dish from one of my favorite cuisine i.e. Bengali cuisine. Other name for Baingan Bhaja in Bengali is begun bhaja. Personally I love Bengali cuisine for its simple and light spices choices. Do try this recipe if you love simple yet delicious flavours. This dish can be served as a side dish along with dal rice/chapati.

Baingan Bhaja

Baingan Bhaja

For this recipe you need egg-plant which we use for baingan bharta. Bharta baingan are the biggest in size among all the variety of egg plants. I have allergy from all the other varieties of egg plants except this one variety, that is why I can only include this variety in my diet. There are many recipes with many versions available for this dish.

In this recipe, you need baingan (egg-plant), gram flour, rice flour, dry mango powder and basic spices. Shallow fry or pan fry slices in either mustard oil or any vegetable oil.

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Serves: 4-5

Duration: 10 minutes (prep time) + 20 mins (cook time) = 30 mins

Ingredients for Baingan Bhaja

Baingan / Brinjals / Egg plant2 nos.
Gram flour / Besan3 tbsp
Rice Flour1 tbsp
Salt1 tsp or as per taste
Red chilli powder1 tsp or as per taste
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Dry mango powder1/2 tsp
Vegetable Oil / Mustard oilfor shallow frying

Method for Baingan Bhaja

  • In a bowl, add gram flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, dry mango powder, turmeric powder, and salt.

  • Mix all the dry ingredients well.
  • Wash and slice baingan / egg plants in half-inch thickness. (Tip: If you are cutting egg-plant in advance, please keep them in water as brinjals discolors quickly.)

  • Coat all the slices well.

  • Heat a pan, start shallow frying all the slices.

  • Fry from both the sides till crisp and golden brown in color.

  • Keep the slices to drain on the kitchen towel.
  • Serve Baingan Bhaja hot with dal rice or chapati or enjoy with ketchup/chutney as a snack.

Note:

Shopping tip for egg plants :

4 Comments

  1. Thank you for the easy recipe and the tip for choosing the right eggplant. You rock Alisha <3

  2. baingan bhaja are my favorites. Thanks for sharing it.

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