Begun Bhaja

Bengali Begun Bhaja or Baingan Bhaja is a dish prepared out of thick slices of the eggplant marinated in spices and coated with rice flour and deep-fried. It goes perfectly with rice and dal and even phulka.

t is a fav Indian (Bengali) tea time snack and can be made using a variety of vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, onion, eggplant, etc.

Ingredients 

  • 1 Eggplant / Baingan (Large one)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Rice Flour
  • Mustard Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Wash the eggplant and wipe it dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Cut into 1 cm thick slices.
  • Mix turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sugar, salt and rice powder in a plate.
  • Apply this mixture all over the eggplant slices.
  • Heat mustard oil in a pan.
  • Shallow fry in hot oil on high heat until golden brown from both the sides.
  • Serve immediately.
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