Bengal’s Begun Bhaja / Spicy & Crispy Baingun Bhaja Recipe

Bengal’s Begun Bhaja / Spicy & Crispy Baingun Bhaja Recipe

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Begun bhaja or baingun bhaja is one of the famous dish from Bengali cuisine. If once tasted, it will surely going to be your favourite dish even if you are a baingun hater.

Begun bhaja is simply a spiced and shallow fried dish using brinjal. We can enjoy it as a snack or as a side dish.

Begun Bhaja

One of my friend, Jasmeet had long back told me the recipe of this dish. She asked me to try it, but somehow I couldn’t make it for so long. May be I was a bit skeptical about its taste. In my family, we like to have brinjal as aloo baingun or as bhartha and occasionally I put it in sambar.

Last month in blogging marathon, one of my co bloggers posted baigun bhaja, this reminded me of my long due trial of this recipe. Luckily, brinjals were lying in my fridge. So I decided to give it a try before I forget it again.When I placed shallow fried, hot, spicy and crispy bhaja on the table, they were gone within minutes. To my surprise, even my daughter, who runs away from brinjal loved them. In fact, she didn’t come to know that I had served her brinjals as I had never made them earlier. Moreover, she isn’t used to of brinjals in that form ??.

Here goes the recipe of tastiest ever begun bhaja.

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Bengal’s Begun Bhaja / Spicy & Crispy Baingun Bhaja Recipe
Fall in love with spicy & crispy avatar of brinjal.
Begun Bhaja
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 min
Passive Time 15 min
Servings
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 min
Passive Time 15 min
Servings
Begun Bhaja
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients under spice mix and keep aside.
    Begun Bhaja
  2. Wash the brinjal well as it contains lot of pesticides. Pat dry and cut into thin roundels (½ inch).
    Begun Bhaja
  3. Soak them in salted water for 10-15 minutes. Take out of water and pat dry.
    Begun Bhaja
  4. Sprinkle spice mix generously on the brinjal pieces and toss to coat all the pieces uniformly. Keep for 5 minutes to marinate.
    Begun Bhaja
  5. Take besan and rice flour in a plate. Coat marinated brinjal pieces with besan mix on both sides. Dust the extra flour.
    Begun Bhaja
  6. Heat mustard oil in a shallow frying pan to its smoking point. Once it begins to smoke reduce the heat and place coated brinjals pieces on the pan in a single layer. Let them cook on medium low heat till crispy and golden. Flip the side and cook on other side too. Drizzle more oil, if required.
    Begun Bhaja
  7. Remove the slices and serve hot either as a snack or an accompaniment to rice and dal. I'm sure you'll fall in love with baigun bhaja, the way I am 😊😊.
    Begun Bhaja
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