Thursday, 23 July 2015

Beguni (Eggplant Fritters)

Beguni is a traditional Bengali dish. This is served as a side dish with an afternoon meal – Dal and steaming hot Rice or with Khichuri. But it is a perfect rainy day snack too and eatten with Puffed rice. It is a very popular street food of Kolkatta... Comes under "Tele Bhaja"..


Beguni (Eggplant Fritters)
Ingredients
1 1/2 kg long Eggplant cut lengthwise and pieces should be of medium thickness.
1/2 cup Chickpea flour / Besan 
OR
1/4 cup All purpose flour / Maida + 1/4 cup Chickpea flour / Besan
A pinch of soda bicarbonate
1 Finely chopped Green chilli
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Nigella seeds / Kalonji (Optional)
Oil for frying
Chat Masala for sprinkling

Method
Mix all the above ingredients with water except egg plant, oil and chat masala, whisk the rest of the ingredients well until fluffy. The consistency should not be too thick... Keep it aside. Take the eggplant and rub some salt on the eggplant. Take a fry pan. Heat the oil on medium low flame. Dip the eggplant into the batter and deep fry them until brown. Serve it hot sprinkling with some chat masala on top....