Begun Bhaja

A favourite of the Bengalis – simple yet tasty, brinjal slices shallow fried This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Begun Bhaja

Main Ingredients Brinjals, Poppy Seeds
Cuisine Bengali
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Begun Bhaja

  • 4 medium Brinjals
  • 1 teaspoon Poppy Seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)
  • to taste Salt
  • to deep fry Oil


  1. Heat sufficient oil a non-stick pan.
  2. Cut half the brinjal into thick roundels. Halve the remaining brinjal and slice thickly. Place all of them in a bowl.
  3. Add salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder and mix well.
  4. Shallow-fry in hot oil, a few at a time,turning sides, till golden on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  5. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 539
Carbohydrates 23.7
Protein 9.9
Fat 45.1
Other Fiber Fiber- 31.9gm