Begun Bhaja Recipe - Golden fried crisp brinjal slices in typical Bengali style.

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Main Ingredients : Brinjals long, Turmeric powder

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snack

Begun Bhaja

The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Begun Bhaja Recipe - how to make Begun Bhaja


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Brinjals long 4 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Remove the stems, wash and cut the brinjals into half and then further cut them into half centimetre thick slices. Sprinkle turmeric powder, one teaspoon red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt on both sides of the brinjal slices.

Step 2

Apply poppy seeds on both sides. Keep aside for fifteen minutes. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry the brinjal pieces till crisp and brown. Drain onto an absorbent paper.

Step 3

Sprinkle salt and remaining red chilli powder. Serve hot.