Baigun Bhaja – Fried Eggplant

It seems that its been really really long that I tried something new… Have had a busy new year till now, be it office work, our some personal work, trip to home, attending weddings.. Phew.. Its been really busy till now.. 

Finally i got some time so thought of trying out something, when I peeked into my refrigerator the only veggie shivering there was an eggplant… So Baigun Bhaja (Shallow Fried Eggplant), a traditional Bengali dish… It was really amazing that with hardly any spices a dish can taste so nice.. 

Baigun Bhaja

Preparation Time:- 5 mins | Cooking Time:- 10 mins | Serves:- 4 people


  • 1 Big Eggplant/Brinjal (Baingan)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 table spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch)
  • 1 table spoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • Mustard Oil for Shallow frying (Sarson ka tel)


Chop the eggplant into 1/2″ thick circular slices.

In a large flat dish, mix the turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt with a little water to make a medium-thick paste.

Coat the eggplant slices well with the spice mix.

Heat the mustard oil on a griddle and shallow-fry the eggplant slices till golden.

Drain on paper towels and serve.


  • Goes well with Paranthas.