What brightens up a gloomy rainy evening? Spicy and hot lehsuni baingan pakodas! These garlic flavoured aubergine fritters are a delight with a cuppa. My friend Sharmishta tells me they are called ‘Beguni’ in Calcutta. A plateful of these is a quick mood lifter and these are quick and simple to make!
Aubergine (Baingan) ,sliced- 1 large
For the fritter batter
Besan/chick pea flour- 1 cup
Minced garlic- 1 tbsp (or less if you find it too pungent)
Water- ¾ cup (add slowly to make a medium thick batter)
Salt- 1 tsp
Red chilli powder- ½ tsp (or less as per taste)
Turmeric (Haldi)- 1 fat pinch
Mango Powder (Aamchoor)- ¼ tsp
Garam Masala- ¼ tsp
Green chillies,chopped fine- 1 tsp
Fresh coriander, chopped fine- 1 Tbsp
Mix all the ingredients for the batter and add water gradually to make a medium thick batter.
Beat well with hand or a balloon whisk for about 4-5 minutes.
Heat oil and dip each slice in the batter and fry.
21 thoughts on “Lehsuni Baingan Pakode or Garlicky Aubergine Fritters”
love them!! The crisp yet mushy texture is the perfect snack with tea or even rice!!
Oh yeah!! Love them too! Thanks ❤ ❤
Adding garlic is a fun twist. Yum!
Oh yeah Anjana. Takes them to a different level. Thanks 🙂
These look inviting. Any recos for the right chutney to go with them?
Thanks Mamta 🙂
Green coriander chutney and tomato garlic chutney. .or simply ketchup 🙂
yumm! Crisp yet soft insides – irresistible combination!
Thanks Namrata. We love them, even the baingan-hating boys 😀
Thanks Shailaja 🙂
I love eggplant! This looks amazing – I have never tried eggplant fritters.
Do give them a go! They come out nice. This is the only food in which my kids eat eggplant willingly. Thanks 🙂
V call it bhaji G:-) I love it
Ah! One learns so much each day! In Maharashtra, they would call it bhajiya I am guessing. High five on the love V 🙂 thanks ♡
Bhajiya oh that’s a info:-) thanks for telling G:-) Anytime dear:-)
Instead putting all these spicy masalas in the flour better we can apply to baingan and in flour only salt and soda should b addef I think do.like this kids also xan eat since outer layer will b non spivy.
Sure. You could try that way. These were meant to be a spicy treat though 🙂