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Begun Bhaja (Bengali eggplant fry)

Begun Bhaja (Bengali eggplant fry)

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 2
Calories 180 kcal


  • 1 large eggplant
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for frying


  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients: Turmeric. Red chilli, salt, sugar, and flour.
  • Cut the eggplants in thick slices of 1 cm approximately. Mix them on both sides with the mixture that we have prepared before.
  • Leave them to rest for about 10 minutes.
  • In a frying pan put a little bit of oil and when it is hot add the eggplants.
  • Fry them over medium heat on both sides until they are tender inside and golden on the outside.
  • Serve them with hot basmati rice and dal.


Tips and tricks:

  • If you like cumin, you can also add it to the mix.
  • You can use rice flour instead of all-purpose flour.