Apr 29, 2009

VANKAYA KOTHIMEERA KARAM KURA (EGGPLANT IN CORIANDER GRAVY

A perfect Andhra special dish with nice coriander aroma.

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INGREDIENTS:----
Brinjals (eggplant) ---- 1/2 kg (500gms)
Oil --- 2 tab sp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tea sp
Cumin seeds --- 1 tea sp
Urad dal --- 1 tea sp
Curry leaves --- 6 no.

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder ---- 1/2 tea sp

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FOR PASTE:--
Coriander leaves --- 1/2 cup chopped (add 5-6 young stems also kothimeera kadalu)
Green chilies --- 10 (according to your taste)
Cumin seeds --- 1 tea sp
Add little water and make a paste with these 3 ingredients and leave a side.
Tamarind --- 1 inch pieces 3 soak in hot water. And extract a thick juice
Now wash and cut the drinjals in to bite size pieces.

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Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan add mustard seeds and let them popup then add urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves and fry till light brown then add brinjal pieces, salt to taste, turmeric powder cover and cook till brinjal half cooked.
Now add 3 tab sp of thick tamarind extract and cook for 10 min
Now add ground coriander paste mix well and cook for 5 more min.
Remove from the heat before all the juices are absorbed.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with rice or roti

This is my entry for JFI - JHIVA FOR CILANTRO AT Cilantro and the event started by Indira of Mahanandi

28 comments:

DEESHA said...

wow this is soo good .. Iam going to make this & will surely add it to South Indies as a part of Andhra food. Can I use any kind of eggplant?

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks droolworthy.....Something new to me.....

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow spicy vankaya mmm mouthwatering great pic.... Love to have them now...

Varunavi said...

Looks great.Serve this for me when i am at ur place :)

Priya said...

Pictures makes me hungry Rekha, beautiful clicks!

srikars kitchen said...

looks yummy & delicious..

Ushanandini said...

pics make me hungry. I love those coriander gravy. Slurp!

Prathibha said...

Its yummy...looks perfect..

Pooja said...

Chala bagundi Rekha..Noru vuruthundi...Yummy dish kada..

Medhaa said...

very flavourful, will surely give this a try.

Lisa said...

I rarely eat eggplant, but I couldn't resist this dish. The coriander gravy sounds divine.

Lavanya said...

tempting tempting..always tempting with your lovely dishes rekha..i am drooling all over it..i bet it tates heavenly :)

Cham said...

Mouthwatering ur brinjal curry!

Vibaas said...

looks soooo yummy! new look to the blog looks nice :)

sowjanya said...

Rekha,

That dish looks absolutely perfect. I love that shiny look on brinjals.

notyet100 said...

hve tried this long time bck its delicious,.:-)

Priti said...

wow this looks so gud....just drooling over it

Sanghi said...

Yummy Eggplant curry..@!

Valarmathi said...

Very tempting. Mmm mouthwatering. Nice picture.

Madhumathi said...

This is new to me..but the dish is very promising.Bookmarked it!!

Deepa Hari said...

Curry looks rich and delicious Rekha...very inviting.

Poornima Nair said...

That looks yumm. totally different from what I make...have book marked it.

ARUNA said...

wow this looks sooo good and tempting!!

Anu said...

Thanks for the lovely comments in my blog Rekha :)

I love eggplant. Ur pic made me drool :D This recipe is new to me... but i loved it. Will try it :)

Pavithra said...

Wowww ,tempting pictures are sooooo good ..

Vani said...

I love anything with eggplant. This looks wonderful!

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this is a must recipe to try..will do it..

Ramya said...

Nie dish Rekha, Its sure mouth watering for Brinjal lovers