How to make Rawa Fried Baingan -

Brinjal round slices coated with spices and semolina, shallow fried till crisp.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Brinjal (बैंगन), Semolina (rawa/suji) (रवा/सूजी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Rawa Fried Baingan

Rawa Fried Baingan Recipe Card


Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Rawa Fried Baingan Recipe

  • Brinjal 1 large

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1 cup

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon 1/2

  • Oil for shallow frying

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnish

  • Lemon wedges to serve


Step 1

Take water in a bowl. Cut brinjal into ½ centimeter thick roundels and soak them in the water.

Step 2

To prepare marinade, take ginger-garlic paste in a plate, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and squeeze the juice of ½ lemon and mix well.

Step 3

Take semolina on another plate, add salt and mix well.

Step 4

Apply the marinade on both side of each roundel and coat them with semolina.

Step 5

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan, place the roundels in it and shallow-fry, turning sides, till they are evenly golden and crisp on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Keep them on a serving platter, garnish each roundel with a coriander sprig and serve hot with lemon wedges.

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