Begun Pora is a very tasty and strongly flavoured Bengali cuisine made of eggplant. Begun pora is an authentic preparation eaten in Bengal as part of everyday meal. It is healthy, tasty and simple. This dish is very similar to Baingan ka Bharta but not the same. It is an easy fix for dinner with rotis.
Ingredients for Begun Pora Recipe
- Begun/Brinjal/eggplant – 1 big
- Garlic – 3 flakes
- Onion– 1 big (chopped)
- Tomato – 1 medium (chopped)
- Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
Procedure for preparing Begun Pora Recipe
Make a slit in the brinjal after washing and place the garlic flakes in this lit at the same time ensuring that the garlic doesn’t fall out. Now Roast the brinjal on a jaali/ wire rack on the stove flame till the brinjal’s skin burns out and turns completely black on all sides.
Remove from heat and once it cools a bit carefully peel off the burned skin and then mash the brinjal pulp along with the of the garlic flakes inside.
Heat mustard oil in a pan and add onions to it. SautÃ© till they turn lightly brownish in colour. To this add the tomatoes and sautÃ© for 3 minutes.
To this add turmeric powder and again sautÃ© for 2 minutes. Now add the mashed brinjal pulp to it and mix well.Check seasoning.
Serve hot with rotis.