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%Bengali Begun Bhaja Recipe Debjanir Rannaghar

Lomba Dantiwala Begun Bhaja

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Lomba Dantiwala Begun Bhaja, a renowned Bengali dish, is a humble rendition of fried Eggplant. It is traditionally served alongside puffed bread made from flour, like Luchi.


Units Scale
  • 1 Eggplant/ Aubergine/ Begun/ Baingan
  • 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp. Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Wheat Flour
  • 100ml Mustard Oil (for deep frying)


  1. Rinse the Eggplant thoroughly with running water.
  2. Slice the Eggplant vertically, following the image, including a section of the stem.
  3. Essentially, the stem should be sliced into pieces along with the flesh.
  4. Divide a medium-sized Eggplant into 6-8 long, moderately thick slices.
  5. Next, sprinkle Turmeric Powder, Red Chili Powder, Sugar, and salt onto the Eggplant and gently massage the spices.
  6. Allow the marinated eggplant to sit for 15 minutes before frying.
  7. In a pan, heat Oil and maintain a medium-high flame.
  8. Lightly coat the eggplant with a sprinkle of wheat Flour.
  9. Proceed to fry the eggplants on both sides until they turn crispy and light brown in color.
  10. Remove from the Oil and serve Lomba Dantiwala Begun Bhaja with hot Luchi.


  • While sugar is not necessary, adding caramelized sugar to the Begun Bhaja enhances its crunchiness and brings a harmonious balance to the flavor.
  • Although red chili powder is not a requirement, I personally choose to include it in order to achieve a well-balanced taste. It's worth noting that in many households, chili powder is not used.
  • Similarly, wheat flour is not obligatory, but a light coating of it contributes to achieving a satisfyingly crispy fry.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Bengali


  • Serving Size: 150g
  • Calories: 28.3g
  • Sugar: 3.7g
  • Sodium: 297mg
  • Fat: 28.3g
  • Trans Fat: 3.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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