Beguni | Eggplant Fritters
Bengali,  Snacks,  Vegetarian

Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

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Crispy and crunchy beguni is the best Bengali snack ever! Serve it with a hot cup of tea in the evening or with khichdi on a gloomy rainy day.

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 or gram flour 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 will definitely remind you of the approaching festival.

kichuri/khichdi and beguni

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

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Total Time: 15 min

Serves: 4 people

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 water (approx)
  • Mustard Oil, for frying

Cooking Directions:

Wash the eggplants and cut into thin slices.

Heat oil in a non-stick pan on high flame. Once hot, lower the flame to medium.

In a large bowl, add besan, rice flour, kalonji, red chilli powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Mix it well.

Gradually add water and make a thick batter. Add 1 tsp hot oil in the batter and whisk it well.

Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

Dip the eggplants into the batter and coat both sides well. Carefully slide them into the oil and fry until golden brown.

Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

Transfer the beguni/eggplant fritters to a plate lined with absorbent paper. Serve them hot with khichdi.

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If you liked this recipe then you should also check out my koraishutir puli pitha. It is also a Bengali snack which is prepared by stuffing potato dumplings with green peas mixture. These dumplings are then fried until golden brown in colour. Serve them with spicy green chutney and chai.

Or you can also try fried cauliflower bites. These are batter-fried cauliflowers which are tossed with a spicy and tangy sauce. Perfect snack for any occasion. And if you are an egg lover, then you should definitely try Maggi egg devil. Boiled eggs wrapped with instant noodles, coated with breadcrumbs and fried until golden. This recipe is extremely quick and easy to make. Serve them with tomato ketchup and enjoy!

Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

Beguni | Eggplant Fritters

Sneha Paul
Crispy and crunchy beguni is the best Bengali snack ever! Serve it with a hot cup of tea in the evening or with khichdi on a gloomy rainy day.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 people

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 water approx
  • Mustard Oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • Wash the eggplants and cut into thin slices.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan on high flame. Once hot, lower the flame to medium.
  • In a large bowl, add besan, rice flour, kalonji, red chilli powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Mix it well.
  • Gradually add water and make a thick batter. Add 1 tsp hot oil in the batter and whisk it well.
  • Dip the eggplants into the batter and coat both sides well. Carefully slide them into the oil and fry until golden brown.
  • Transfer the beguni/eggplant fritters to a plate lined with absorbent paper. Serve them hot with khichdi.
Keyword beguni recipe, bengali fulori recipe, easy bengali evening snack recipe

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