August 10, 2013

Baingan ka pakoda recipe - brinja (eggplant) fritter recipe - badnekayi bhajji - how to make baingan ka pakoda - pakoda recipes

Baingan ka pakoda (pakora) recipe - Delicious  pakoda made of  brinjal is a perfect evening tea time snack and can be eaten with tomato ketchup or any chutney. You can also serve it as a stater before meal or as a side dish to spicy rice. This pakoda is crispy from out side and soft from inside.There is no soaking or grinding in this recipe. If you are a busy person, you will find this method very easy and quick. This is a very common pakoda that I make whenever I have brinjlas in stock. To make a healthier version, it can be shallow fried on griddle with very less oil.

baingan ka pakoda in a serving bowl
Baingan ka pakoda (pakora) recipe with step by step pictures.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Serves 2

1 medium sized purple brinjal / eggplant
3/4 cup gram flour / besan
1/4  cup rice flour (optional)
2 tbsp corn flour (optional)
1 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
A generous pinch of ajwain , crushed
Fistful of coriander leaves, finely chopped 
7-8 curry leaves, finely chopped 
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying


Baingan ka pakoda recipe

In a bowl, mix the besan, corn flour, rice flour, coriander leaves,  curry leaves, red chili powder, turmeric powder, ajwain and salt together. Add water gradually and make a thick batter. 
besan and other ingredients mixed

Wash and cut the brinjal into thin and round slices.  Mix the besan batter and the brinjal slices together. 
slice the baingan and add

Heat oil in a pan on medium flame and deep fry the brinjals till they become light brown and crispy. Serve hot with chutney and tomato ketchup.
deep fry till light brown

baingan ka pakoda is ready to serve

Also check other fritter recipes in this space
Ripe Banana Fritter
Kele Ka Pakoda 
Mushroom Fritters


  1. Simply lovely, easy and delicious fritters...

  2. delicious baingan ka bhajiya.

  3. Yummy Snack with Eggplant..

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  4. yummy pakoras, perfect munch with piping hot tea :-)

  5. Excellent baingan bhajiya. Mouthwatering here...

    today's post:

  6. looks so wonderful....

  7. looks fantastic..healthy it

  8. very delicious looking pakoda dear :) tempting me :)


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