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Neem Begun Bengali Recipes

Neem Begun (Video) | Stir Fried Neem With Eggplant

Neem Bengun is a Bengali entree recipe that's cooked with tender Neem leaves & eggplants. This Bengali recipes is best enjoyed with hot rice & is eaten in Spring and early summer months.
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Keyword: Bengali Recipes, Neem Begun
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 68kcal
Author: Meghna Chakraborty



  • Start by washing the neem leaves very well under running tap water. If using dry neem leaves skip this step.
  • Air dry the neem leaves completely. Not a single drop of water should remain.
  • Add 2 tbsp mustard oil in your favorite skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Carefully release the neem leaves in the hot oil & fry them until nice & crisp. Set aside.
  • In the meantime marinate the chopped brinjals with turmeric powder & salt and allow them to rest at least for 30 mins! 
  • After 30 mins the brinjals will release water. Strain the water and take the brinjal pieces out.
  • Next, add 2 tbsp more mustard oil in the skillet that you used to fry the neem leaves.
  • When the oil becomes hot gently release the brinjal pieces & fry them over medium-high heat until light golden & well done.
  • Next, add the crispy neem leaves to the brinjal pieces and give everything a good mix.
  • Serve hot & enjoy with steamed white rice!



  1. After washing the neem leaves, air dry them completely.
  2. Fry the neem leaves until crisp.
  3. Fry the brinjal pieces and the neem leaves separately and then, mix them well.
  4. To use less oil in the recipe the trick is to marinate the brinjal pieces with turmeric & salt and allow them to rest for atleast 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Neem Begun (Video) | Stir Fried Neem With Eggplant
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68
% Daily Value*
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 275mg8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.

PLEASE NOTE: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet or special diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator!


Calories: 68kcal | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg