Begun Poshto/Eggplant in poppy seeds

This is another delicious and simple recipe with poppy seeds and eggplant. Eggplants are very nutritional as they can be used to solve high cholestrol problems with its high folic acid and potassium contents.



  • Poppy seeds- 100 gms
  • Eggplant/Begun/Baingan- 1 medium sized
  • Mustard- 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Tamarind- 1 tablespoon paste
  • Butter- to taste (start from 1 tablespoon)/ oil (mustard oil recommended)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Turmeric powder- 2 tsp
  • Green chillies- to taste
  • Chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Water- 1 cup


Add oil in a deep pan and fry the Eggplant/Begun/Baingan separately till golden brown and keep them aside. Meanwhile saute the poppy seeds and then grind it with green chillies.Remove the eggplant and in the same pan add the mustard and cumin seeds. Then add the poppy seed mixture and fry till golden brown. Add the turmeric and chilli powder. Fry it with a closed lid at medium heat. Add the eggplant now and fry for 5 minutes and put the water and salt. Add the tamarind paste and boil the mixture for 4 minutes. Bengalis add sugar to most of the dishes so, if you like sweet in your dishes, sprinkle some sugar just to increase the taste.


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