Baingan Bhaja, Bengali Begun Bhaja
by Tarla Dalal
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Amongst traditional Bengali recipes, Baingan Bhaja is an evergreen favourite. The original recipe involves shallow-frying the baingan in lots of oil till it is succulent and aromatic. We have tweaked the recipe smartly to get the same awesome results with minimal oil!
This recipe is a perfect example to show that diabetics can have any of their favourite dishes, provided they tweak the cooking style and ingredients appropriately to get the same fabulous taste and texture within acceptable calorie levels. You will enjoy the flavour of this Bengali Begun Bhaja, with its peppy blend of spice and tang!
Baingan Bhaja is a comforting side dish recipe to go with the Main Course .
- Combine the chilli powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice, besan, salt and 2 tbsp of water in a deep bowl and mix well.
- Add the baingan slices and mix well. Keep aside.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with ½ tsp of oil, arrange half the baingan slices and cook using ½ tsp of oil on both the sides till golden brown in colour.
- Repeat step 3 to make 1 more batch.
- Serve immediately.
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