30 July 2011

Begun Bhaja a traditional Bengali /Oriya Dish.

Egg plant is called as Bengan in India.All most all the Indian don't like to have it included in their diets even i didn't like it earlier.My mom used to prepare it once a week in my childhood days and make us eat at any cost.She used it  in dishes like dal and mix vegetable and in so many curries.From my childhood i was a misconception that egg plant curry can't taste good , but now i realize i was totally wrong.One of my Bengali friend shared this authentic Bengali recipe with me which is called Begun bhaja in Bengal and is prepared in all the Bengali houses in all the occasions. I started having this 4 or 5 years before and now i got time to share it with everyone.We all must try it in our kitchen.

Egg plant fry is prepared in an typical way by adding Indian spices and oil.You can shallow fry it or deep fry it,as i have to make  it healthy , i have shallow fried it.You can have it Roti or Rice dishes.So why late? Try it now.
Preparation time-approx 30 minutes
Cooking Time-5 minutes


1 Big Brinjal / Egg Plant
2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
2 teaspoon turmeric(haldi) powder
3 teaspoon Curry Powder
2 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
Salt to taste
Steps to Prepare
1.Cut the Egg plant into pieces as mentioned below.

2.Marinate it by adding the mentioned Spices.

3.Keep it for 20-25 minutes.

4.Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the egg plants till it get crispy and golden brown.

5.The Egg Plant Fry is ready before you.

Serve hot with Rice and Dal.



  1. Begun bhaja is my favorite as i am a Bengali.

  2. Wow...I am speechless of your recipe. I love to prepare it at home. Thanks!

  3. it looks yummy. I will try to make a Egg plant fry at home. thanks for the recipe and ingredients. It sound so easy to perform :) .

  4. Very unique recipe. I can't figure out how does it taste. The recipe is too easy to follow. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Very informative post. I admire these writers in sharing their views and or opinions that can enlighten the mind of the readers.

  6. I love eggplant this is my favorite vegetables..I impressed this ..Thank you for sharing ;)

  7. That was too delicious and a healthy food. I got hungry while seeing the photo that you used to provide here. Thanks and do keep on sharing.


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