Begun bhaja – fried eggplant/aubergine/brinjal

Main Dish
4 servings
5 min
10 min
Very Easy
a simple, yet awesome side dish to savour in your lazy days. the eggplant slices are marinated for 15-20 mins and then shallow fried.


Number of serving: 4
1 big firm, shiny eggplant – the purple variety for bharta

2 tbsp. mustard oil (see notes)

1 tsp. turmeric powder

1 tsp. garam masala (optional)

salt to taste

1.5 tsp. coriander powder (optional)

1 tsp. amchoor/ dry mango powder (optional)

1 tsp. red chili powder


  • Wash and pat dry the baingan.
    Slice it in 1/2 inch thin roundels( 1 large eggplant gives 10-12 slices)
  • Meanwhile, add 1 tbsp. oil in a bowl, mix all the spices.
    Coat this spice mix onto the slices, from both the sides.
  • Keep them covered for marinating for 15-20 mins. (optional step though I recommend)
  • Now heat the remaining 1 tbsp. oil in a flat pan, preferably nonstick.
    once the oil is hot, arrange the slices in 1 layer, should not be overlapping with each other.
  • Cook covered for 5-6 mins in a low-medium flame or until the lower side is brown.
    Flip all the slices up side down and fry the same way
  • Do the remaining slices in the same fashion. If required, add a few drops of more oil
  • Relish with plain RICE and Daal or as finger food/starters with some chaat masala sprinkled over them!!


Begun Bhaja – Fried Eggplant/Aubergine/Brinjal, photo 1Begun Bhaja – Fried Eggplant/Aubergine/Brinjal, photo 2





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