How to make Beguni -

A popular Bengali snack, thin slices of brinjal batter fried to a golden perfection

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Medium purple slender brinjals, Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters


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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Beguni Recipe

  • Medium purple slender brinjals 2-3

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar a pinch

  • Gram flour 3/4 cup

  • Rice flour 1/4 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Baking powder a pinch

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Kasundi mustard to serve


Step 1

Cut the brinjals vertically into thin slices. Sprinkle salt and sugar on the brinjal slices, mix well and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Take gram flour in a mixing bowl, add rice flour, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, sugar, salt, baking powder and sufficient water, whisk well and make a smooth thin batter.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Dab the brinjal slices between absorbent papers to remove excess moisture. Dip them, one by one, in the batter, shake off excess batter and slide into hot oil. Deep-fry till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot with kasundi mustard.

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