Aam Begun By Shila Chandra


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Aam Begun

Aam begun is a delicious combination of slightly sour and sweet unripe mangoes and the traditional Bengali dish JHAAL BEGUN. The sweet and sour unripe mangoes reminds us of our childhood days. This dish comes as a mesmerising twist to a traditional recipe with some nostalgia of those summer days.
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4 Servings

Cooking Time

(25-30) mins

Meal Type


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  • 250 g Brinjal, Sliced
  • 1 Unripe Mango(Kaccha Aam), Finely Grated
  • 3-4 Green chillis, Chopped
  • 1 TsBlack mustard seeds, pasted
  • 1 TsYellow Mustard seeds, pasted
  • 1 TbsPoppy seeds, pasted
  • 1 TsPanach phoron
  • 1 TsTurmeric powder
  • 1 TsSugar
  • A pinch of Asafoetida powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 3-4 TbsMustard Oil


  1. 1

    Wash the brinjal and mango properly and cut one medium sized brinjal into 4-6 pieces and the grate the mango finely.
  2. 2

    Marinate the cut pieces of brinjal with 1/2 tsof turmeric powder and salt as per taste and allow it to rest for 5-10 mins.
  3. 3

    Put 3-4 Tbsoil in kadhai and heat it slightly till it becomes smokey now add 1 Tspaanch phoron to the oil and saute it slightly and then add the marinated pieces of brinjal.
  4. 4

    Fry the brinjal pieces till it turns golden brown in colour thereafter add one pinch of asafoetida.
  5. 5

    Now after that add the paste of 1 tsblack mustard, 1 tsyellow mustard, 1 tbspoppy seeds along with 1/2 tsturmeric powder, 1 tssugar and salt as per taste.
  6. 6

    Now cook it for 2-3 minutes and then add half the amount of grated mango and chopped chillies (3-4). Mix it well and the dish is ready.
  7. 7

    Garnish the dish with grated mango and a sliced chilli and enjoy it with rice .

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