Baingan Bhaja

Amongst traditional Bengali recipes, Baingan Bhaja is an evergreen favourite. The original recipe involves shallow-frying the baingan in lots of oil till it is succulent and aromatic. We have tweaked the recipe smartly to get the same awesome results with minimal oil !
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Baingan Bhaja

  • Servings: 4 People
  • Difficulty: easy
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Amongst traditional Bengali recipes, Baingan Bhaja is an evergreen favourite. The original recipe involves shallow-frying the baingan in lots of oil till it is succulent and aromatic. We have tweaked the recipe smartly to get the same awesome results with minimal oil !


Ingredients

  • 1 Brinjal (the one we use for baingan bharta)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow fry

Preparation Method

  1. Cut the brinjal into thick round. Half the remaining brinjal and slice thickly.
  2. Place them in a plate. Sprinkle turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.
  3. Coat the slice well with the masala.
  4. Repeat the same process on back side.
  5. Keep the marinated brinjal for 15 minutes in the fridge.
  6. Shallow fry in hot oil, a few at a time, turning sides, till golden on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
  7. Serve hot with Dal, rice and chapati.


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Sweta Yadav

I am personal chef and food blog writer. I love cooking and believe food is secret to success and good health

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