Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Begun Bhaja | Aubergine Fry | Bengali Style Fried Eggplants

Brinjal or eggplant is called Begun in Bengali and Bhaja means Fry.  Begun Bhaja or Fried Eggplant is a very simple Bengali dish, which does not require any spices other than turmeric and a little salt.  It is part of daily menu in most Bengali homes and is usually served with rice and dal, paratha or luchi.

begun bhaja, brinjal fry


  • Brinjal : 1 medium size
  • Turmeric powder:  1/2 tsp
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Mustard oil:  4-5 tbl spn

How To Prepare Begun Bhaja or Brinjal Fry:

  • Wash and cut brinjal into round 1-inch slices.
  • Mix turmeric powder and salt and apply on both sides of the cut slices.  Set aside for about 10 minutes.

  • Heat mustard oil in a kadai to smoking point and slide the brinjal pieces gently into the oil and fry them till golden on both sides.

Bengali brinjal fry, aubergine fry

  • Take out from the kadai and place on a tissue paper to drain the excess oil.
  •  Delicious brinjal fry is ready to serve.

Begun bhaja, brinjal fry


  1. super,super am drooling over here...

  2. wow simple dish n awesome flavor. drop by at my space too.

  3. Delicious brinjal fry Hima, Love it.

  4. Wow clicks are wonderful,drool worthy fry


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