Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Eggplant/Vankaya Menthi Karam

Oh where to start with to say about brinjal now. I can say that the vegetable that we make it at any times in any event is brinjal. In andhra there will be no event or festival without this curry... Will go good with any veggie. Can be a combination for anything. Unlimited recipes can be done by this.

In my college days i used to have one dish that my friend use to get it for lunch in her box. Whenever she gets that curry i used to grab out of her for the first spoon. Still cant forget the taste of it. Dont know how but somehow we missed that type of curry in my house. My mom used to make a different versions of it with similar look. But this tastes real good with some different taste. This is pretty much famous and easy too.

But then i use to have it from her box but have no thought of trying it. The other day when im talking to her, we were discussing about our college days and then came the topic of our lunch time and how i used to have it from her always.. Now being very much interested in cooking and all such stuff i took the recipe from her and gave an attempt yesterday and it came out really good. Thanku Somu for such a nice recipe.

Really Miss my friends and those days a lot...:( Thanku all for the love and care forever... Love u all dear... :)

Ingredients :-

Eggplant/ Vankai - 8 to 10
Onion - 1/2 , optional (coarse grind it)
Tamarind paste - 4tsp (thick)
Oil - 3tsp
Dhaniya jeeera powder - 1tsp
Few Curry leaves
Few coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For powder:-
Methi/fenugreek seeds- 2tsp
Red Chillis - 4 to 5
Chana Dal - 1tsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1tsp



Procedure :-

  • Clean eggplant and make long slits vertically around 6 slits and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan and to it add all the powder ingredients and dry roast them till they are little brown colour. (make sure they sont turn iuts colour too much else it may spoil the curry)
  • Take them into blender and grind it into a fine powder and take is aside.
  • Now by adding little water in it make it a paste but not too thin and stuff this mixture in the slit eggplants and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pan and add these eggplants and keep the lid.
  • Now within 5 mins turn them to the opposite side and let them fry. They have to become almost soft. (may take a little time depending on the eggplant but some may be cooked within 5-10mins too)



  • Take them aside and in the same oil add the onion paste, curry leaves, chillis and fry till the onion paste turns out brown.
  • Now to this add the fried brinjal, 1cup water, tamarind paste, tomato and keep the lid and let it cook till the gravy thickens.
  • Now finish it off with coriander leaves and serve it with hot rice.

32 comments:

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wow...looks spicy and tangy...love it....bful clicks

Kairali sisters said...

Hi Gayathri..Thx for following us...

Eggplants are one of our fav veggie..We love all preparation from Andhra with eggplants..This looks great and yummy..Never made it, will surely give a try,Thx a lot for sharing..

Love
Kairali sisters

PranisKitchen said...

gayatri really yarr with brinjal we can prepare a lot many varieties of dish..sometimes i simply prepare the stir fry ,i love the taste.ur curry looks so delicious..really liked the stuffed one..good one

SpicyTasty said...

Looks so spicy and colorful. It must be delicious. This is one of my fav recipe. Love it.

Swathi said...

Gayathri,

Eggplant curry looks really nice. I will make only very simple form.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe gayathri, looks delicious and worth a try

Niloufer Riyaz said...

perfect side dish for rice. Yummmmmmy

Gouri Guha said...

Nice eggplant preparation...looks interesting and appetising...

Priti said...

Curry looks yummy...nice click and love the smoothie too...glad to your find ur and to follow...you hav a lovely space dear

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very tempting dear,luks gr8...

Priya said...

Very tempting and mouthwatering eggplant dish, looks yumm!!

Sridevi said...

Tempting brinjals and nice to know that you enjoyed from your school times...

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divya said...

this is absolutely delicious! very attractive presentation too.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

School days and lunch boxes can never be forgotten. We acquired many new tastes from there right? and with friends love and care everything would have tasted gr8 :) Be my friend and thanks for sharing this recipe.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

They look beautiful :)

simply.food said...

I love brinjal this recipe looks wonderful.

Suja Sugathan said...

Egg plants curry looks so yummy..absolutely delicious..love eggplants..

Suman Singh said...

bumped in here for the first time...nice blog...I totally agree with you...eggplants are my fav too...that curry looks delicious...thanks for sharing this!

Az said...

nicely done... eggplants are my fav as well...

VineelaSiva said...

The curry looks really heaven.I love this curry.

Gulmohar said...

Yummy brinjal dish..sounds spicy and tangy..

Padma said...

WOW Looks very tempting and mouthwatering. Perfect with rice.
Padma
(http://padmasrecipes.blogspot.com )

Jay said...

Wow, this recipe looks amazing...Thanks for stopping by my blog dear.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Lovely dish..would go well with all rice items..make me hungry again..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow this curry looks very delicious....brinjal is my favorite veggie...I am definitely going to try out your recipe :)

GayathriRaj said...

Hey its my fav one too....will come out with many more variaties with brinjal frnz...thanks fo dropping by and such a lovely comments...

Chetana said...

Hey Gayathri, awesome recipe...brinjal one of my fav vege..always looking out for new ways to cook it.
Thks for sharing.

knk said...

its different looks nice and delicious , cool dish

Padhu said...

Gravy looks so tempting!!

Yummy Team said...

Wonderful dish, Gayatri..It looks spicy and tasty..

SathyaSridhar said...

Gayathri,,very nice spicy brinjal dear well presented.

Turmericnspice said...

love brinjal, it is amazing to see so many variations of this purple wonder...we make something that looks similar however has a coconut gravy to it....love the look of your vegis...all u need is hot rotis...oh! so yum

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