Begun Bhaja Recipe

Bhaja bhuji have been an integral part of Bengali cuisine. Bhaja literally translates to “deep fried”. Give them then any vegetable and they would happily make it into a bhaja be it a potato, pointed gourd, banana, Eggplant, cauliflower and so on. It’s important to note that bhaja is different from telebhaja where the later is dipped in gram flour batter and then fried. Bhajas are nothing short of gastronomical delight that always served in the first course of the meal. Most meals in Bengali homes start with a bhaja may be as simple as a aloo bhaja only.  These bhajas or fries also make their presence in most celebratory meal and interestingly then on the plate then five variety is served as that’s seen as a lucky number. One of the most savoured bhaja is the begun bhaja or the aurbergine fry. Cooked in mustard oil this one pairs best with rice and dal

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Ingredients for Begun Bhaja Recipe

  • 1 large brinjal
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch red chilli powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1.50 teaspoon Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Flour
  • 80 gram mustard oil

Directions: Begun Bhaja Recipe

Cooking directions

  • STEP 1.Wash big size brinjals and cut then in round shapes
  • STEP 2.Now marinate it with little salt and turmeric.
  • STEP 3.Heat oil in a pan and once it starts to smoke, leave the aubergine pieces in the hot oil
  • STEP 4.Bring the heat to medium and keep turning them in both until well done in both sides.

step 2

  • STEP 1.Mix the spices with flour and coat the sliced brinjals with it.

step 3

  • STEP 1.Coat the brinjals with the mixture

step 4

  • STEP 2.Heat a frying pan with mustard oil

step 5

  • STEP 3.Deep fry the coated brinjals

step 6

  • STEP 4.Serve as a side dish with rice and dal
Nutrition
value
60
calories per serving
2 g Fat3 g Protein7 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    2g
  • Protein
    3g
  • Carbs
    7g
  • Fiber
    4g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    7g
  • Protein
    3g
  • Fiber
    4g

Fats

  • Fat
    2g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    156mg
  • Iron
    3mg
  • Vitamin A
    2101mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    91mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    48mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    46mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    66mg
  • Selenium
    7mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp