Sunday Recipe: Delicious Begun Bhaja

Sunday Recipe: Delicious Begun Bhaja

Assamese Begun Bhaja is my favourite recipe when I’m running short on time but have to dish up something nutritious yes tasty. Your kids, family and friends are simply going to love this Baingan Bhaja. You can cook this as a Sunday recipe i.e side-dish for lunch/dinner or as a filling breakfast/brunch

Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Assamese, Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Author Ranjeeta Nath Ghai


  • 8 long/small baingan/eggplant sliced vertically/lengthwise in half
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice/amchur optional-if you want it tangy
  • cup besan Bengal gram flour (optional)
  • 2 tsp salt or as per taste
  • 3 tsp oil for greasing and cooking


  1. Take the longish brinjals or the round one/small round one.. whichever one you have. 

  2. First combine the chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.

  3. Then cut the brinjal/baingan/begun pierce them with a fork or a knife for better absorption of the masala.

  4. Apply the mixture on the baingan/brinjal slices liberally and mix well. Keep aside.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan, grease it with 1 tsp of oil, arrange half the baingan slices and cook with covered lid.
  6. After 2/3 minutes open the lid and turn over the sides. Cook till both sides are golden brown in colour.
  7. Repeat steps to make 2 more batches.
  8. Serve immediately with aloo siddh bhaat/ steamed basmati rice or poories
    Sunday Recipe_ Delicious Begun Bhaja