Brinjal Bonda (Brinjal Bajji)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 300 g - tender brinjal (preferably small, round variety )
  • 2 onions, medium, chopped fine
  • 1 to 1/4 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp - fried channa dal powder
  • 1/4 tsp - ajwain
  • 3 cloves - garlic, crushed
  • 250 g - besan
  • 2 tsp - rice flour
  • 1/8 tsp - baking soda
  • a pinch - garam masala (optional)
  • 1 tsp - very finely chopped, coriander leaves
  • oil for deep frying
  • salt

How to Make Brinjal Bonda (Brinjal Bajji)

  • For Stuffing:
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil, add onion pieces, 3/4 tsp red chilli powder, chopped coriander, crushed garlic and salt.
  • Fry for 2 mins, add fried chana dal powder and garam masala, mix well.
  • Remove and keep aside.
  • For Bajji:
  • Cut brinjal vertically into four keeping the stem intact.
  • Boil them with some salt till they are just soft (but not mashed).
  • Drain the water.
  • Stuff the brinjals with the onion and dal mix (about a marble size is enough).
  • Gently press the four parts together, keep them aside.
  • Preparation of batter:
  • Mix besan, rice flour, salt, 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder, baking soda and ajwain.
  • Mix well and make bajji batter by adding water (it should coat the brinjals nicely).
  • Dip stuffed brinjal in batter and deep fry in hot oil, till golden brown in colour.
  • Put them on a paper napkin to drain any excess oil.
  • Serve hot with tomato sauce, chutney and onion rings.