Baingan Bhajiya

Eggplants/Brinjal/Baingan are one of those vegetables which are often not much preferred by many people. I too did not like this vegetable much during my childhood, except when my Ammi used to prepare this eggplant snack. I and my sister really love it. These eggplant snacks are my all time favorite.

Baingan Bhajiya – Eggplant Fritters

I have used Japanese eggplants,  which are long and slender, like a cucumber. I buy these kind when I plan to prepare eggplant fritters as I feel the slices of the eggplants are of approximately same diameter and I can make many fritters out of just two Japanese eggplants. This time during my grocery visit to the market, I bought two of them and prepared these as snacks. They were yummy. You can however use the common ovoid shaped Indian eggplants too for this recipe. I love to enjoy these fritters without any chutneys. They are so tasty as they are.

Baingan Bhajiya – Eggplant Fritters


  • Gram Flour/Besan – 110 gms
  • Japanese Eggplants – 2
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 3/4 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – to deep fry


  • Put gram flour, garam masala, red chillli powder, salt and ginger garlic paste in a bowl and mix them well. Pour hot water into it, little at a time and mix well, so that the consistency of the mixture is like a thick paste. It shouldnt be watery. So, be careful while adding water. Mix well. This will the batter.
  • Pour Oil to deep fry the fritters in a Kadai, or a Wok.
  • Cut the eggplants into 4mm thick disks. Dip them in the batter and deep fry them till they are golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon on a kitchen towel.
  • Once all are done, arrange them on a serving tray and serve hot.


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11 Responses to “Baingan Bhajiya”

  1. Hi mona! lovely recipe as always you do come out with great ideas, thnx for this recipe ..I am always tempted to buy eggplants at the grocery store but apart from bagaire baingan what else to make is my the worry in my mind …i would love to try out these fritters.

  2. same here, mona. i don’t like eggplants, but i may like this version. i do like baba ghanouj.

  3. Yummy, I love these!

  4. I don’t like eggplants either. This looks great but I’ve never made fritters ‘cos they absorb so much more oil than most other veggies.

  5. Zaiqa!! I love brinjals zaiqa and those fritters look so crispy.
    I will on your doorstep next time when u make these!!

  6. How nice!

  7. These brought back memories of a lunch at my best friend’s place (she is a Bengali)… may be I should make these some day 🙂 The ones at her place were sliced vertically, the rounds look cute!

  8. Mona..they look yum!…brinjal takes good in our nune vankai variety. Thats a good one to eat too…

  9. That looks so amazing! It’s been years since I’ve had Baingan Bhajiya. I think I have to make this now. 😀

  10. Can u please tell me how much spoons is 110 grams….

    Juveria, it is around 1 cup. However the amount of besan in this recipe depends on the size, weight and number of brinjals you are using.

  11. Thanks a lot for your reply.
    Wanted to know, as which cup you use in your recipes…the small one in which we have Tea or the big one(which we also call as Mug)?
    Would be thankful to you if you let me know of this.

    Juveria, I use measuring cups that are available in kitchen supply stores.

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