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.


  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
  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.


  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..

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

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

  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...