Baingan (Eggplant) Bhaja

by Vidhi Sahni (@vidhisahni)
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Baingan Bhaja is a delicious recipe for eggplant lovers, easy to cook and takes very less time to prepare. This eggplant recipe can be served as a side dish with dal or roti. Eggplant has many benefits as well, it can help to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. It has many components such as potassium, fibre and vitamin B6.


2 Servings
  • 1
    large eggplant (thinly sliced into 1/2in thick round shape)
  • 1tbsp
    ginger garlic paste
  • 1tsp
    red chilli powder
  • 1tsp
    turmeric powder
  • 1tsp
    garam masala powder
  • 1tsp
    cumin seeds
  • 1tbsp
  • 5tbsp
    flour (besan/rice flour)
  • 5tbsp


  1. Wash the eggplant and pat dry, then cut it into thick round slices.

  2. Take a bowl, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, salt, cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste. Pour 1-2 tsp water to the mixture and apply on the cut slices.

  3. Put these aside for marination for 4-5 minutes.

  4. Take a Tawa or a pan, pour oil and let it heat up.

  5. Now in a plate put besan and coat each slice of the eggplant separately and place it on the tawa for frying.

  6. Keep flipping them till they turn crispy and golden in color.

  7. Serve with either roti/sauce/dal of your own choice.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Shallow fry the eggplant on medium heat for best results.

  2. Once the eggplants are sliced, keep them in a bowl of water otherwise the eggplant will turn black in colour or can become sour to taste.

  3. Eat them while hot as the taste is best then. Afterwards the crispness will subside and eggplant becomes soggy .

  4. For more servings, quantity can be increased according to requirement, similarly all the ingredients mentioned should also be adjusted.

Vidhi Sahni
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Vidhi Sahni


Hello friends I am Vidhi, Always inquisitive about new things I started to explore new dishes to make in my own style as my beloved father loved food... Read More