Beguni is a famous bengali snack made from brinjals. In bengali, we call brinjals "begun". so the fritters or pakora made out of it, is "Beguni". This Beguni is very popular and beloved in bengali community.


Thick Purple Brinjal : 1
Besan(chick pea flour) : about 1 cup
Chilli powder : 2 tsp. (according to your taste)
Turmeric powder : a pinch
Kalonji/black cumin/onion seed : 1 tsp.
Poppy seed(posto) : 2 tblsp. (for extra flavour & crunch)
Baking powder : 1 tsp.
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


1. Sprinkle a pinch of both salt and turmeric powder over the brinjals and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

2. To prepare the batter, take besan in a bowl, mix all the ingredients except oil and mix them together. Then add enough water to make a semi-thick pouring consistency of batter. It shouldn't be runny nor too much thick. Whip the batter for 2-3 minutes to make a smooth and lump-free batter.

3. Heat enough oil in a wide vessel to deep fry. Dip well each eggplant piece in the batter, check if it is coated from all sides. Then deep fry in medium heat until lightly brown from all sides.

4. Serve hot immediately.