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Beguni / Baingan Pakoras / Eggplant Fritters

Updated: Jul 22, 2021

Beguni is a common delicious Bengali crispy snack that we enjoy as a tea snack or actually any time snacks. Especially on rainy days, Bengali people love their Tel-e-Bhaja (fried fritters), and beguni is one of the favorite street food of Bengal.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Making Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 20 pieces


  1. 1 cup besan /gram flour/chickpea flour

  2. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  4. 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

  5. 1/2 teaspoon kalonji / Kala jeera/ Black caraway

  6. 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

  7. 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder

  8. 1 cup water

  9. Pinch of baking soda

  10. 1 large eggplant thinly sliced

  11. Oil to fry


Cut the eggplants into thin long slices.

In a bowl, whisk together besan or gram flour, turmeric powder, salt, sugar, chili powder, kalonji to combine.

Add poppy seeds and a pinch of baking soda and mix well.

Add water and make a smooth batter. (It wouldn't be too thick or too thin )

Now eggplant slices and dip them into the besan batter and deep fry them to a golden brown.

Enjoy warm crispy beguni with a hot cup of tea.

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