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Piaji & Beguni

Piaj/Onion Pakora/Pakoda/Piyaji & Eggplant Fritters Or Beguni

Piaj/Onion Pakora/Pakoda/Piyaji & Eggplant Fritters Or Beguni


Pyaj Pakora Or Piyaji and Eggplant Fritters are very famous snacks in West Bengal. In "Ratha Yatra" all these fried snacks are available in "Rather Mela" Or "Rath Fair" along with "Jeelipi & Papad Bhaja". Piaji & Beguni is nothing but Onion & eggplant fritters. Chopped Onion & Eggplant dipped in Besan batter with other spices and deep fried.


For Piyaji:

  • Onion - 1 large chopped
  • Coriander leaves - 1 cup chopped
  • Green chili - 4 chopped
  • Besan or Gram flour - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

For Beguni:

  • Medium size eggplant - 1 thinly sliced
  • Kalonji - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Poppy seed - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder - to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Beasn - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  • Oil for deep frying

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15 Minute(s)

Cooking Time »

15 Minute(s)

Steps to Prepare


Take all the ingredients written for "Piyaji" in a bowl and mix well by using hands.

Now add very little water at a time. Make a thick mixture and keep aside for 5 minutes.

Now heat oil in a deep wok and add the mixture by one tablespoon into the wok and deep fry till golden brown.

Take out the "Piyaji" and place on a paper towel.


Take a bowl and mix all the dry ingredients for "Beguni" and mix well. Now add little water at a time and mix and make a tick batter.

Now heat oil in a pan and take e thin slice of eggplant deep into the batter and add into the wok and deep fry both sides.

Take the "Beguni " out of the wok and put on paper towel.


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Serving Tips

Serve "Piyaji & Beguni" hot with puffed rice and tea.


Deep fried snacks should be consumed hot.