Begun Bhaja (Baingan Bhaja – Bengali Fried Eggplant)

1 piece large brinjal (eggplant) 1/4 tsp turmeric powder a pinch red chilli powder 3/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp sugar 3/4 tsp flour (atta) ~80 g mustard oil (for frying) Wash the brinjal and chop off its stalk. Cut the vegetable along the cross-section into discs, 2 cm thick. A large brinjal should yield… Continue reading Begun Bhaja (Baingan Bhaja – Bengali Fried Eggplant)

Alu’r Dum (Bengali Potatoes and Peas)

1 kg new baby potatoes 1 L water 30 g salt FOR THE COOKING 125 g onions 100 g tomatoes 10 g garlic 5 g ginger paste 50 g mustard oil 2 pc dried red chillies 2 pc bay leaves 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder 1… Continue reading Alu’r Dum (Bengali Potatoes and Peas)