Begun Bhaja | How to make Begun Bhaja

By Aparna Prabhu  |  2nd May 2016  |  
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About Begun Bhaja Recipe

Today I am posting a starter or you can even say it’s a side dish to go along with Rice, Begun Bhaja or Baingun Bhaja. Baingan/begun means Eggplant and Bhaja means roasted, so note down how to make it.

Begun Bhaja

Ingredients to make Begun Bhaja

  • 1 large sized eggplant (baingan/begun), cut into half inch round slices
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder/hadli
  • 1 tsp dried mango/amchur powder (optional)
  • Rice flour as required to roll the slices
  • salt as required
  • mustard oil or any oil cooking oil for frying

How to make Begun Bhaja

  1. Rinse the eggplant (baingan) well in water. Pat it dry with a kitchen towel. Now slice the eggplant in 1/2 inch thick roundels. Soak these slices in salt water for 15-20 minutes, on doing this the baingans will not turn black in colour.
  2. Remove and pat dry all the slices. Now add all the spice powders and salt, mix the slices well. Marinate for atleast 8-10 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Take rice flour in a plate. Coat each slice with rice flour.
  4. Now pan fry the baingan slices till they are crisp and golden brown on both sides.
  5. Drain the baingan slices on the kitchen tissues.
  6. Serve the Begun Bhaja hot with yogurt, salsa and some bread or rotis or rice and dal.

My Tip:

For the Tomato Salsa we need: Ingredients 2-3 medium sized fresh tomatoes (from 1 lb to 1 and 1/2 lb), stems removed, finely diced 1/2 onion, finely diced 1 tbsp jalapeno chilli (stems, ribs, seeds removed), finely chopped Juice of 1 lime 1 tsp olive oil 3 tbsp finely chopped cilantro Salt and pepper to taste Roasted cumin powder to sprinkle (optional) Method: Chop up 2 medium sized fresh tomatoes. Be very careful while handling these hot peppers. If you can, avoid touching them with your hands. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Check the taste if salsa is too hot add some extra tomatoes.

Reviews for Begun Bhaja (5)

Ankit Kumar Gupta2 years ago


Neha Singh2 years ago

Just made this recipe... it was wow !! :)

Shashi Prinja2 years ago


Jyoti Singh2 years ago


Madhulata Juneja2 years ago

Bhaja with salsa looks yummy! I will surely try it out