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Begun Bhaja

minaxi's picture
Begun Bhaja in Bengali means freid eggplant.It is a very famous side dish can be eaten with rice ,daal or fish curry.
Ingredients
  Eggplant 1
  Salt To Taste
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For frying)
Directions

Wash and cut Eggplant into half inch thick round slices
Rub the slices wtih salt ,turmeric powder and chilli powder (if using)
Heat oil In a sauce pan.
Fry the eggplant slices intill crisp.You can also shallow fry the slices.
Serve hot with rice or curry as a side dish.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Bengali
Course: 
Breakfast
Taste: 
Savory
Ingredient: 
Eggplant
Interest: 
Quick
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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5 Comments

alok's picture
Looks good. What oil do you recommend for a)good taste b)good health ? Begun is also known as Baingan in some Hindi speaking area and as Brinjal in British English speaking world. People also use Bhanta word for the the big rouded Brinjal used to make Bhaja . This Indian Bhanta has similar look as American Eggplant.
minaxi's picture
usually its fried in mustard oil,but I usually use canola oil.for healthy version you can use sunflower oil,canola or olive oil.
shantihhh's picture
American Eggplant is often Black Beauty variety and the photos does look slike this one. Also Asian long skinny eggplants are very popular here in the SF Bay Area. We love eggplant and I grow the egg shapped Indian eggplant great for stuffing, Thai round green and white eggplant great in curries, and several Asian eggplants that are long and purple or green and even white or yellow that are so versatle whether roasted/smoked on the grill or in stirfry dishes. LOVE eggplant! Shanti/Mary-Anne
minaxi's picture
Ya he eggplant used in here is the american eggplant.in india we get green eggplant ,but its very limited to some regions ,they are tasty compared to the other eggplant varities.
kpb007's picture
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