Saturday, August 10, 2013

Baingan ka pakoda recipe - Brinja pakora recipe

baingan ka pakoda in a serving bowl
Baingan ka pakoda 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 Recipe
baingan ka pakoda in a serving bowl
Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes
Yield - 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 - step by step pictures

1.  In a bowl, mix the besan, corn flour, rice flour, coriander leaves,  curry leaves, red chili powder, turmeric powder, ajwain and salt together. 

2.  Add water gradually and make a thick batter. 
besan and other ingredients mixed
3.  Wash and cut the brinjal into thin and round slices.  Mix the besan batter and the brinjal slices together. 
slice the baingan and add
4.  Heat oil in a pan on medium flame and deep fry the brinjals till they become light brown and crispy. 
deep fry till light brown
5.  Serve the baingan ka pakoda hot with chutney and tomato ketchup.
baingan ka pakoda is ready to serve


  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 dish..love it

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


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