Mar 31, 2009

VANKAYA, DOSAKAYA PACHADI (EGGPLANT AND CUCUMBER CHUTNEY)


Vankaya (eggplant) - 1 medium or long violet variety 250 gms
Dosakaya (lemon cucumber or Andhra yellow cucumber or cucumber what we use for sambar) --- 1 cup cut in to 1/2 inch pieces
Green chilies – 6-8 or according to your taste
Tomato – 1 medium
Coriander seeds --- 1 tab sp
Cumin seeds – 1 tea sp
Urad dal – 1 tab sp
Tamarind --- 1 inch pieces 2no.
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tab sp
METHOD:---
Heat a fry pan and dry roast coriander seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, fry till light brown color remove from heat and let it cool.
Cut eggplant and green chilies, tomato in to small pieces and peel the skin of cucumber and chop it in to small pieces keep cucumber pieces in a cup and leave a side.
Now heat oil in the same pan and add chopped eggplant and green chili and tomato pieces add salt to taste cover and cook till vegetables become soft(no need to add any water) stir in between.
Add tamarind pieces stir once and remove from heat and let cool.
First grind coriander, cumin seeds and urad dale in to a coarse powder then add cooked vegetables with tamarind and grind in to a smooth paste.
At the end add chopped cucumber pieces and run the blender or mixe for 1 sec. and your eggplant and cucumber chutney is ready
Don’t run the blender too long after adding the cucumber pieces, cucumber pieces should be like that only then only you can get crunchy cucumber pieces when you eat the chutney (I hope you understand this point)
This chutney is a great choice for hot rice and a drop of ghee on it and even with dosa and idli also yes with pongali too yummmmmmm

18 comments:

jayasree said...

Another yummy chutney here... Vellarikkai will be in season shortly. Bookmarked.

sowmya said...

good one..excellent side dish for rice and even chapatis....

DEESHA said...

nice chutney rekha ... wil be great with dosas

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice entry.. new to me.. thxs for sharing...

Priti said...

Nice idea...looks gud

Varunavi said...

my mom's fav pachadi.she prefers to grind by rolu than the blender.She likes kachapaka.

Madhumathi said...

Eggplant n cucumber is new to me..I have never imagined this combo..Looks very yummy and its an interesting chutney recipe :) thanks ,dear

Ramya Bala said...

i have a post coming similar to thsi with brinjal and potato :)mouthwatering one rekha :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

different and yummy

Ann said...

Great chutney..innovative and yummy !!

Deepa Hari said...

Pachadi looks yum in that bowl Rekha...Vankaya and dosakaya is a nice combo...tastes great.

Priya said...

Nice chutney rekha, would love to have with hot steaming Idlies..

Pooja said...

wow with a drop of ghee it tastes really heavenly..Love this chutney amma used to make this often...we dont get the yellow dosakai here often so i tried with keera..Taste differed rekha..Yummy post..

Usha said...

Sounds delicious !

Ramya said...

Thia is one of my fav chutney but I wiilnot run the blender adding cucumber but this tme I will try, I guess it enhances the taste

Poornima Nair said...

The chutney sounds delicious...interesting combination.

Cham said...

Very different chutney!

Sanghi said...

Pachadi is yummy!