Brinjal fritters are an amazing snack recipe which crispy outside & soft inside. It tastes delicious and is perfect for your evening snack time. picnic and even Sunday brunch.

The Indian fritters are a really tasty and all-time favourite for kids in the house. Whether you are throwing a kitty party at home or if your guests are coming – you can always go for the fritters & there is no exception.

Brinjal fritters are an amazing choice for long drives. Getting near to nature & feel good about everything. I generally go every 3 months to the trip for a short break. I get these fritters in my backpack and we enjoy it in the car with music.

Another version of these fritters is also known as Beguni. Some people also refer to them as brinjal bajji. Surprisingly, a very similar recipe containing the frying of brinjal is called begun bhaja in Bengali. However, there is no coating of besan batter over the brinjal. Instead, they are directly shallow-fried with spices.

This is really one of the simplest snack recipes. And I would consider it one of the best options for lazy chefs to cook.


  • Add a little bit of rice flour to the batter to make it more crispy.
  • You can add more spice to the batter like oregano, carrom seeds, special spice mix (if you prefer), herbs, chopped coriander, grind coriander seeds, etc.
  • Do not cut the brinjal into too thick slices as there are chances of it remaining uncooked later.
  • You need to have the oil at a high flame to get the temperature hot before frying the fritters.
  • Add some droplets of the batter to the oil to check the temperature. If it rises quickly then the oil is hot.

Questions For Brinjal Fritters

How to eliminate the bitterness from brinjals?

If your brinjals happen to be bitter in taste then it is important to remove the bitterness. In order to do so, soak the cut pieces of brinjal in salted water for 15 to 20 minutes. Once done, drain the water and pat dry the brinjals before using them.

Why did the fritters turn soggy?

This often happens when the oil is cold or is not at the required temperature for frying. Therefore, it is extremely important to make sure the temperature for oil is proper. If the oil is not hot enough then the fritters are going to soak up too much oil and turn soggy. Moreover, the consistency of the batter must also be correct. A thin batter can also result in this situation.

How can I serve these fritters?

These fritters can be consumed just as it is with the accompaniment of chutneys or tomato ketchup. However, they are a popular side dish with dal rice in Bengal. this is also loved as a tea-time snack, sometimes with puffed rice in Bengal. You can have it during lunch or dinner.

Make these awesome fritters during your getaways and enjoy the aroma.

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Baingan masala aka brinjal masala is a popular eggplant recipe in the Northern regions of India. Watch the recipe to make it dhaba style.