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Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

Beguni or eggplant fritter or batter fried brinjal is a traditional Bengali snack. It is prepared by slicing the eggplants lengthwise and coating it with besan batter before being deep fried in hot oil. These fritters can be served as a snack or can also be served with rice/khichdi. The combination of khichdi and beguni is really famous. It is served as a bhog to Goddess Durga during Durga Puja. The flavours of this dish remind us of the approaching festival.

Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

Durga Puja is finally here and the next five days will be full of fun and wonderful memories.

Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

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Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2-3 long eggplants
  • 2 cups besan or Bengal gram flour
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 tsp kalonji or nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups (approx) water
  • Mustard Oil, for frying

Cooking Directions

  1. Wash the eggplants and cut into thin slices.
  2. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan on high flame. Once hot, lower the flame to medium.
  3. In a large bowl, add besan, rice flour, kalonji, red chilli powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Mix it well.
  4. Gradually add water and make a thick batter. Add 1 tsp hot oil in the batter and whisk it well.
  5. Dip the eggplants into the batter and coat both sides well. Slide them into the oil and fry until golden brown.
  6. Transfer the beguni/eggplant fritters to a plate lined with absorbent paper.
    Beguni | Eggplant Fritters
  7. Serve them hot with khichdi.
    Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

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