How to make Benguni -

A delicious Bengali snack, made with brinjals and a hint of coconut.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Long brinjals (लम्बे बैंगन), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Benguni Recipe

  • Long brinjals 2

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Rice flour 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Desiccated coconut 2 tablespoons

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves 2-3


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Combine gram flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, chilli powder, onion seeds, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add sufficient water and mix well into a batter of coating consistency. Add desiccated coconut, some water and mix well.

Step 3

Diagonally slice brinjals, add to the batter and mix well. Deep-fry in hot oil till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Put the fried brinjals in the hot oil and fry again till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. These are beguni.

Step 5

Place lettuce leaves in a serving glass and place the beguni in it. Serve hot garnished with slit fresh green chilli and fresh red chilli.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.