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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Baingan Bhaja / Begun Bhaja / Eggplant fry

My dear friend once told me about an easy dish, which can be made within minutes and which is very tasty and delicious. It is a daily struggle in my house about what to cook for lunch and dinner. I ask my Husband and he is like what ever you make I will eat. Some days i even call my mom and my MIL to suggest some dishes. . :)



It is very difficult for me to decide, so one day when my friend called me she told me about this simple yet tasty dish. But as brinjal is a big NO to my Husband (he is a bit choosy about veggies) it was not there in my house. The next time I remembered to buy eggplant when I bought veggies, so that I could try this amazing dish and you can see the result.




This is a classic Bengali delicacy, served as part of traditional wedding feast. This can even be ate as a snack. In this dish, the brinjal pieces are mixed with all the spices and shallow fried. This is done within seconds and will be enjoyed by all.

Ingredients:

  1. Eggplant- 1no
  2. Red Chilli Powder- 2 tsp
  3. Garlic(chopped)- 3 nos
  4. Salt- as per taste
  5. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  6. Oil- 2 tbsp
Method:
  1. Wash and cut the brinjal into thick round slices.
  2. Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl by adding little water and make a smooth paste.
  3. Rub the brinjal slices with the above paste and shallow fry each side till they turn golden brown.



18 comments:

  1. yumm! looks nice and crispy.... most of my attempts at cooking this vegetable have always failed :( the only one tht succeeds is a variation of this that i make for my son :) adding garlic is an interesting idea! will try it out..

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  2. yummy n delicious fry...yummy

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  3. Oh wow....a must have for all Bengali occasions :)

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  4. I had heard a lot about this dish.........didn't know it was so simple. Thanks for the recipe.

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  5. This looks yummy. My husband too hates baingan but I've been thinking of trying recipes so that he starts liking them coz I love baingan in any form. This seems to be a perfect disguise.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my space. I am sure your husband will like this.

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  6. What a dish superb and the click awesome...

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  7. that is simple and delicious...need to try this one///

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  8. wow... delicious recipe and fantastic presentation... bookmarked...

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  9. This looks so delish! I make something similar too to go with rice for lunch, in fact the recipe's on my blog :)

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  10. yummy flavors...looks wonderful..;)
    excellent cliks..love your creativity..hats off..!
    Tasty Appetite

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  11. Beautiful presentation, lovely pics! Thanks for sharing, my mom is going to love these!

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