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Eggplant Fry (Brinjal Fry)

 Published 2008-Jun-05   Updated 2022-Apr-20

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Katharikai Varuval, Begun Bhaja, Bengali Brinjal Fry)

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Eggplant/Brinjal fry is a very famous preparation in most parts of India. However, it is particularly popular in Bengal where it is known as Begun Bhaja. It has very few spices added to highlight the eggplant flavor. The marinated eggplant roundels can be pan fried or grilled. You will be amazed at how this simple preparation gives such a fantastic output. You should try it out to believe. 

Recipe For Eggplant Fry


  • Eggplant (Brinjal) - 1 (Very Big)
  • Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Garam masala - a pinch (optional)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Lemon - 1/2
  • Oil - as needed (preferably mustard oil)


  1. Cut the eggplant into thin circles.
  2. Season the eggplant circles with the above seasonings.

    Eggplant Fry

  3. Shallow fry the eggplant in a griddle.
  4. Flip the eggplant when once side browns.

    Eggplant Fry

  5. When both the sides are browned, remove from griddle and add few drops of lemon juice on top.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve with rice or roti.

Eggplant Fry

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Comments (6)

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Tried and its yummy, this Eggplant Fry is delicious.
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Thank You. Have a great day.
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this is a lovely stuff to have hot hot.
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i love it too..

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Comment by Rupa Iyer
    This is truly very tasty and nice
Reply :-
    Thank You!!

Comment by ANIL GEORGE
Reply :-
    Thank You.

Comment by Monika Garg
    Recently I had eggplant sandwich in a fast food restaurant, where they used this egg-plant fry along with slices of tomato, and basil leaves with toasted slices around.... yummmm.....
thanks for showing me how this eggplant fry comes out and I can now make my own with lot of modifications around it !!!!
Reply :-
    Hi Monica, eggplant sandwich sounds interesting. I should try that too. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Suman S
    adding a pinch of sugar will do great. this is something that goes for almost all Bong preparations - veg or non veg.
Reply :-
    Hi Suman, Thanks for your tip.

Comment by Zulfiqar ali
    B4 frying the brinjal deep in the Egg and deep fry it... try this!!
Reply :-
    Thanks for your tip.

Comment by Fathimah on 11 December 2008 02:22AM
    Hi Dahlia i have tried this simple recipe and it's good. Thanks.
Reply :-
    Hi Fatimah, Yes it is a simple and nice dish that even people who hate brinjal love to eat.

 Published by on and last updated on 2022-04-20.