Begun Bhaja....Begun is the Bengali name for Egg plant or Brinjal and Bhaja in Bengali means fried....so these are shallow fried Brinjals.
Begun Bhaja is one of the most common accompaniment to any Bengali Meal be it simple day to day meal or a lavish spread.....its everywhere, and is relished by all.
Traditionally Begun Bhaja is just slices of Brinjal or Egg Plant coated in turmeric and salt shallow fried, but I have add some chilli powder to make it a bit spicy.
Begun or Egg Plant - 1 medium size
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Mustard Oil - 2-3 tablespoon (for frying)
Wash and cut the begun into approximately half inch thick slices. Soak them immidetely in water as they start getting black very soon.
Serve hot with Dal Rice or Khichuri.