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Nov 30

Begun Morichut

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This is my fiftieth post here on this blog. I thank all my blog visitors for giving me the courage and inspiration to go ahead and write new posts on my blog, and most of all I thank my parents and sister. My mom who taught me to love the art of cooking, and my father though never enters the kitchen always find it tempting to know whats cooking on my blog. My little sister who is always busy taking photographs of every step and every ,eal I cook, when I am at home in Kolkata.

To mark this happy event for me, I have prepared  a typical dish which hails from Chittagong in Bangaladesh‘. Now, this is a bit tricky, why should I be cooking something that sounds and tastes like a typical Bangladeshi dish. The answer is simple, my grandfathers, both from my father’s as well as from my mother’s sides were inhabitants of then unpartitioned Bengal. After the partition in 1947, they came and settled in Kolkata. As everybody say you can take out the Bengali from Bengal, but not the Bengal from the Bengali, so was it. At home our cooking style resembles those of the people of Bangladesh, though I am the third generation who is living in India and never had a luck to see the place where my grandparents were born and lived the best days of their lives.

Morichut is a typical naming for any curry in their native language of Chittagong. I love this one with eggs and aubergines. Morichut also can be made using potatoes. May be I’ll write a post on that sometime later.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

Aubergine (Choto Begun): 200gms

Onion (Peyaj): 1 medium size

Eggs (Dim): 2

Mustard Oil (Sarser Tel): ½ teaspoon

Turmeric Powder (Halud Guro): ½ teaspoon

Green Chili (Kacha Lanka): 1 or 2

Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Heat oil in a shallow wok
  • Add the onions to sauté as the oil gets heated
  • Toss in the aubergine cut into small square shaped pieces and fry till they are partly cooked
  • Add salt, turmeric and the green chili
  • Keep aside the half cooked egg plants, and heat 1 teaspoon of oil and add the eggs.
  • Scramble the eggs and add it to the half cooked aubergine
  • Cook till the aubergine gets cooked

begun-morichut

It tastes good with roti, paratha or even rice. So cook it and have with anything you like.

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  1. suparna

    hi…………..got this receipe while searching for something innovative to do with begun………if you have any more ideas please let me know.

  2. Pallav Dev

    I know this is an old post, but this is the best i could find on East Bengali cusinein your site! i’m one myself and would love if you do a post on the whole Eastern side of the Bengali cuisine.

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Pallav,

      Thanks for sharing the idea. I would definitely try to create a post on the topic. It would be great if you can give your inputs too. Mail it to us at bengalicuisine@gmail.com

  3. Dipashri Biswas

    Very good dish,.,….My husband liked it very much & entire credit goes to you…Looking forward for some more delicious dishes….

    1. Sudeshna Banerjee

      Dipashri,
      Thank you so much for the comment. Please do let me know if you have any specific queries in mind or any special dish you want to learn

  4. Navita Hakim

    I just tagged you for the Breadline Africa bakeoff at my blog.
    Hope it is okay with you ,if it is too much trouble feel free to skip this :-)

  5. Purva

    Congrats for the 50th post, this is a new dish for me will try this dish soon and let u know, have bookmarked it :)

    Enjoy the festivities by participating in Christmas Feast Event
    http://purvasdaawat.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-feast.html

  6. Kalyan

    Double Congrats – on your 50th post and 15000+ hits. Way to go lady. Cheers!

  7. yasmeen

    congrats on your milestone 50 posts! Tasty baigan curry:)

  8. Arundhuti

    bangal ranna! love it….

  9. srilekha

    looking so good and delicious!

  10. meetsudeshna

    Hi NAvita,
    It tastes good with anything you want to try. Just cook and see it for yourself.

  11. Navita Hakim

    CONGRATULATIONS SUDESHNA!!! I am sooooooooo happy for u. Btw lovely Morichut…will try that…how does it taste.. with paratha….??

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