Begun Bhaji (Eggplant Fry)

Begun Bhaji (Eggplant Fry)


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About this recipe: Begun bhaji or eggplant fry is a one of the key dishes of Bengali cuisine. It is very easy to make, and is served with plain white rice.

nadira_begum Dhaka, Bangladesh


  • 2 big round eggplants, sliced in round shapes
  • salt as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1 cup of soybean oil, each time for frying ( depends on the batch or the size of the pan)


  1. Make some criss-cross slits in each of the eggplant slices.
  2. Mix the eggplant slices with salt, turmeric, red chili and coriander powders, and set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a pan with 1-2 tablespoons soybean oil. Add the eggplant slices a few at a time. Fry on each side for a few minutes until the eggplant turns brown.
  4. Repeat for 1-2 more batches.
  5. Serve with rice or pulao.

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