Jul 29, 2011

Begun Bhaja

Begun Bhaja (with gram flour & til)

A deep fried tasty snack !!!

Makes: 8 - 10

You will need

2 begun / baingan (brinjal)
200 ml oil for frying

For the bhaja batter:

1 cup (100 g) besan ( gram flour )
1 teaspoon rice flour
40 - 50 ml water ( for making batter )
1 teaspoon black til
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 pinches hing ( asafoetida )
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients well and make a smooth batter with water. Batter should be of dropping consistency. Keep aside for half an hour.


Wash and clean baingan. Wipe with a kitchen towel.

Cut baingan into thin slices. 3 - 4 slices from each baingan.

In a kadai / frying pan, heat oil. Reduce heat to medium. Dip each baingan slices into the batter and deep fry on a medium heat ( 4 bhajes at a time ) till golden color on both the sides. Drain and place on kitchen towels to absorb excess oil.

Serve hot as an evening snack with tea or coffee or with Khichuri.

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