Aug 4, 2009

VANKAYA - ALU PULUSU FROM MAHANANDI (EGGPLANT AND POTATO CURRY)

Brianjal is a favorite vegetable in all over India, especially in Andhra we know this as vankaya and we make a dry curry well known as Gutti vankaya kura . This gutthi vankaya kura is all time favorite in all Andhra homes, other curries what we make in Andhra with brinjal vankaya pulusu and vankaya bangaladumpakura(brinjal and potato curry).normally I make brinjal and potato curry as a dry curry for sambar rice or a side dish for roti. When I saw this gravy curry in Indira s place I just love the recipe and her pic. s made me drool According to wiki this delicious brinjal is native to India and a very effective in the treatment of high blood cholesterol. And here I go with the recipe…….
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INGREDIENTS:----
Brinjals – 3 (green)
Potato – 1 small peeld and cut in to cubes
Ripe tomatoes --- 3 chopped finely
Onion --- 1 small sliced
Coconut powder --- 1 tab sp
Poppy seeds --- 1 tab sp ( here I didn't have poppy seeds so I replace them with melon seeds)
Ginger, garlic and coriander leaves paste --- 1 tea sp
Red chili powder -- 1 tea sp
Turmeric powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Oil --- 1 tab sp
Mustard seeds --- 1 tea sp
Cumin seeds --- 1/2 tea sp
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grind poppy seeds or mellon seeds in to a fine powder and keep a side.
Cut brinjals in to medium size quater pieces and drop them in to a half a bowl of salted water ( in a bowl take some water and add a tea sp salt in that water mix well and drop this brinjal pieces this will prevent the color changing in brinjal).
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds and let them popup then add cumin seeds and then add sliced onion and fry till golden color
Now add chopped tomatoes and fry for a sec. and cover and cook till tomato become soft and mash.
Then now add potato cubes, brinjal pieces, salt to taste, turmeric, red chilli powder,coconut powder, poppy seed powder(or mellon seed powder), ginger,garlic and coriander leaves paste mix well and add 1/2 a cup to 1 cup water.Cook in a medium heat for about 15 to 20 min.or till potatoes are become tender.
remove from heat and serve hot with rice or with ganji.

32 comments:

Hari Chandana P said...

Lovely color.. looks delicious & tempting.. wonderful clicks!!

Saritha said...

Looks wonderful rekha,my mom's fav :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy combo...nice recipe..please do check my blog for my new event...enjoy participating

Illatharasi said...

Hi Rekha, I am fine. Thanks for the wishes.

Feeling damn hungry after seeing your plate. Looks absolutely delicious.

Aps Kitchen said...

Akka wish i cud prpr this at home tht my hubby doesn love Eggplant Curries(exept few types) i cant prpr it here but will surely try when i go to India..... :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

very colourful....

Pari Vasisht said...

The curry looks very tempting.

Unknown said...

Looks lovely, with such a spicy color. Should have tasted awesome.

Indian Khana said...

Pass that plate here dear..looks yummy..

kittymatti said...

Looks delicious and mouth watering!! yumm!!!

Ashwini said...

mahanandi is like akshapatra.. i luv her recipes..

Unknown said...

Looks interesting and delicious, lovely pics too !

Uma said...

Wow, gorgeous pulusu! looks tooooo tempting Rekha!

Indira said...

Happy to read that you tried and liked this recipe, Rekha.
-Indira

Anonymous said...

The Pulusu looks yummy and rih Rekha..
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Dori said...

Ah, that looks great! I could eat something like that for dinner, sound so good!

Cilantro said...

The bowl of pulusu looks very tempting. I love brinjals too.

Manju said...

brinjal is one of my favs too..love the colour of the pulusu!

Raks said...

Making me feel hungry now! Delicious looking pulusu rekha!

Lakshmi said...

Pulusu chala baga vachindi photo lo. Even I like the combo of eggplants and potato, makes tempting pulusu

Kalyani said...

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Poornima Nair said...

Wow...thats a great curry. Wih chips and rice, makes a yummy meal.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Looks wonderful. Wow yummy, with chips as side dish it would taste awesome. Feeling hungry now.

Priya Suresh said...

Curry looks delicious!!am drooling over the plate with chips and curry..yumm!!

Unknown said...

Yum. Looks absolutely delicious. Always glad to see an eggplant recipe!

raaji said...

love the potato chips on the side.
Never tried this combo.
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Anonymous said...

I will def. try it out dear...
looks soo tasy!

CurryLeaf said...

Love the second plate pic.Love the melon seed substitution.New recipe to me.Have heard abt gutti vankaya thgh.
Looks mouthwatering

Sushma Mallya said...

First time here you have a very nice blog .....Curry looks so nice:)....Nice click

Deepthi Shankar said...

nice dish dear

shaikh said...

hello madam, this is simple and wonderful recipe. but i think there is a mistake either in printing or somehow. pls check it up. in ingrediants you have mention ginger garlic and corriander leaves. whlie in method you have mention to add ginger-garlic -green chilly paste. pls correct me if i m wrong. thanks.

Unknown said...

ohh sorry it's my mistake only Mr.Shaikh.It's ginger, garlic and coriander leaves only I changed it now. Thank you so much for correcting my mistake.