Saturday, August 18, 2012

Baigan Fry

A favorite dish that I make very often is from the Bengali menu - Begun Bhaja or what you may know as Baigan Fry. 

It is very easy and very tasty.  Takes just few minutes to prepare. 


Big brinjal 
Turmeric powder
Red chilli powder 
Salt to taste 
Khus Khus 


  • Cut Brinjal into 1/2 inch circles and cover them properly with turmeric, chilli powder and salt
  • Take a shallow non stick pan and heat 1tbspn oil 
  • Add  brinjal slices to the pan (do not put everything together. Fry 3-4 slices at a time depending on the width of your pan). Flip the slices after a minute and cover pan with a lid. 
  • Within 3-4 minutes your slices will be soft. At this point add generous amount of khus khus to each slice and flip the khus khus side to the pan base for khus khus to cook. Let it cook for a minute and take it out  
  • Repeat this for the rest of the slices 
Begun Bhaja goes well with almost everything. 

You can sprinkle chat masala on it if you like chat pata flavor

Happy Eating :) 


  1. I got to know about begun bhaja from a bengali frnd and since then love it. But then never added khus khus. That must give it a some richness..will try with khus khus next time.

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  2. Yes Megha Khus Khus enhances the taste to great notches. Thank you for spending time on my blog and recipes. I did visit your blog. A very nice initiative :)