Doi Begun

Doi Begun is eggplants cooked in mild spices and yogurt gravy.The word ‘doi’ means yogurt and ‘begun’ is eggplants.This is another popular Bengali vegetable side dish that goes well with steaming hot rice or luchis.

The day I made doi begun,we had some guests came over for lunch.Few of them were Americans and when I told them I cooked Indian meal they were very happy as they are fond of Indian food.

They have had all the dishes that are usually served in Indian restaurants here but this was the first time they had Bengali vegetarian dishes.One of the lady loved this eggplant dish and enjoyed eating it few times.At last she asked me for the recipe and asked me if it is on the blog ?? I told her that I am going to post the recipe next month.But she did not wanted to wait for a month and literally forced me to tell the recipe .I had to give her the recipe to make her satisfy and she was so amazed to know that the recipe was so simple yet so delicious.

Frankly speaking,I did not know that eggplant would taste so good in the yogurt gravy and spices.We all loved Doi Begun and enjoyed it and all of our Bengali dishes with them.I made the recipe from Sunanda’s Kitchen blog and followed it to the end as I do not want to alter the original taste of the dish.

Blogging Marathon#63 Day 4
Dish-Doi Begun

1 big eggplant
2 cups fresh yogurt/curd,whisked
1 teaspoon ginger,grated
2-3 green chillies,cut in slits
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
salt to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
few coriander leaves,chopped
1 tablespoon mustard oil
Canola oil for frying

Wash and cut eggplant in thin round slices.
Sprinkle with a little salt and turmeric powder.Heat oil for frying in a wok.
Deep fry the eggplant slices from both sides.Drain on paper towel and set aside.
Heat mustard oil in another pan or wok.Add cumin seeds.Let them splutter.
Now add ginger and green chilli slits,Stir and add salt ,sugar,turmeric and chilli powder.
Add whisked yogurt and half a cup of water.
Stir the mixture,cook for a quick boil.Now add the fried eggplants.Stir and cook for a minute.

Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve with rice and enjoy.


For best results try to use a little sour yogurt.

Serve-4 Cooking time-20 minutes

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

21 comments on “Doi Begun”

  1. Sounds flavorful and yummy. No wonder, it was a hit with your guests.

  2. Delicious dahi based recipe I wanted to make this first but dharosh sound me interesting:) beautiful pictures…

  3. Srivalli says:

    Sapana, you have presented it so fabulously!…even with just 2 dishes you have made it look out of the world..very nice choice..

  4. Doi begun is inviting me, such a rich looking dish though this dish is cooked with usual ingredients, loving it.

  5. This looks stunning Sapana. Next time when I buy eggplant, I am so trying this…

  6. Usha says:

    I guess the key here is a good recipe. I once tasted brinjal raita at a party and that was one of the best riatas I tasted. I tried recreating at home but was no where close to that taste.

    Doi begun looks delicious.

  7. Lovely curry Sapana.Beautiful clicks..

  8. Doi Begun looks heavenly Sapana, love your presentation… I must try this. Bookmarked the recipe:)

  9. I had recently made an eggplant dish with yogurt and loved it. This one is sure to win with my family. I am so going to try this soon. Looks wonderful and very tempting clicks Sapana!

  10. Kalyani says:

    One word – stunning ! My family likes eggplant , and we will try this for a weekend lunch .. Great work, sapana 🙂

  11. Eggplants and brinjal are my favorite veggies. Love all your bengali food. Yummylicious.

  12. Interesting recipe of eggplant.. i love them anyways

  13. Such an inviting recipe,sounds delicious.Amazing clicks.

  14. You have made the humble brinjal look so elegant. Loved the dish and all your clicks. Bookmarked the recipe too!!

  15. Pavani N says:

    That is a yummy looking eggplant dish. Love these dishes that are yogurt base.

  16. I have heard that this is a must have for eggplant lovers. I am convinced after reading through the post 🙂

  17. The doi bengun looks super tempting, I only wish I could taste some, with my allergy to eggplant, i will try the recipe using potato. bookmarked.

  18. so glad the dish was so well received by your guests – its always nice to know they enjoy your work

  19. This sounds and looks delicious! ?

  20. Ruchi Indu says:

    The doi begun is very inviting. A very good recipe for the eggplant lovers…

  21. Sounds so delicious and flavourful!!

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