Saturday 17 November 2012

Beguni | Aubergine Fritters | Brinjal Fritters Bengali style

Beguni is a popular mouth-watering snack from Bengal made of brinjal (Eggplant or Aubergine).  No gossip session or an evening tea in a Bengali household is complete without a bowl of Muri and Beguni.  It is also a popular street food in Kolkata.  Can be served along with rice and dal too.

Deep Fried Aubergine Fritters

Beguni, Brinjal fritters


  • Brinjal (Eggplants) - 1 large sized
  • Besan/gram flour - 1 cup
  • Maida/refined flour - 1/4 cup
  • Kalo Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Postho/poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Water - To prepare the batter
  • Oil - For deep frying

Beguni, brinjal fritters bengali

How To Prepare Brinjal Fritters the Bengali Way:

  • Wash and cut the brinjal into long, thin, half-moon shaped pieces (see picture).  Immerse them in water and keep aside until required for use.
  • To make the batter, mix together all the ingredients except oil.  Add just enough water and mix them so that the batter is lump free and semi-thick in consistency.  Take care not to make it too runny or too thick.
  •  Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying.
  •  Dip the brinjal pieces in the batter properly so that it is coated on all sides and then fry in the hot oil till they turn golden brown in colour.
  •  Serve hot with a bowl of muri or a cup of tea.


Unknown said...

crispy and delicious fritters..

Beena said...

Yummy fritters

Unknown said...

always love brinjal.want to try this one:)

Home Cooked food said...

My mom used to make it with other vegetable pakoras. yours lovely too.

Unknown said...

Wow, delicious, Brinjal fritters are my granny's fav :)

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Love2cook Malaysia said...

Brinjal to me. Looks inviting! ;)

Swathi said...

Delicious brinjal; fritters.

Chitra said...

new to me.sounds good..

vrinda said...

gr8 tea time snack,its been ages i made them...

Anonymous said...

my favorite pakora....looks so delicious...

Mrs.Ahmed said...

Very Creative and Interesting recipe My first time here to your space.. Happy to follow you :)

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