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Baigan Bhaja

sanam ninass
20 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Amongst traditional Bengali recipes, Baingan Bhaja is an evergreen favourite. It is usually serve for lunch with rice and some dal.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • West Bengal
  • Shallow fry
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 large eggplant cut into half inch round slices (baingan or aubergine)
  2. Chili powder 1 teaspoon
  3. Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  4. Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
  5. Amchur powder 1 teaspoon
  6. Rice flour as required
  7. Salt as required
  8. Sunflower oil for frying


  1. Rinse the eggplant (baingain) well in water. Pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  2. Now slice the eggplant in 1/2 inch thick roundels.
  3. Soak these slices in salted water for 15-20 minutes. Remove and pat dry all the slices.
  4. Now add all the spice powders and salt and mix the slices well. Marinate for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a pan. Take rice flour in a plate. Coat each slice with rice flour. Dust off the extra rice flour.
  6. Now pan fry the baingan slices till crisp and golden brown on both sides.
  7. Drain baingan slices on paper tissues
  8. Serve Baingan Bhaja hot with some bread or rotis or naans or rice

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Reema Garg
Reema Garg   Apr-22-2018

Quick and easy to make.

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