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Thursday, March 10, 2011

VANKAYA INGUVA KARAM/ EGG PLANT CURRY


Vankaya inguva karam / Egg plant curry,is one of the South Indian traditional recipe,which does not contain either garlic or onion and is a sathvik food item which goes well with south indian families..It can also be prepared as stuffed brinjal / egg plant  curry,by stuffing the spicy curry paste in to the brinjals cut into 4 halves with the ends intact..You can make it when you get bored with onion or garlic..or on festive days.

Ingredients:
  • Egg plant - 1/2 Kg
  • Oil - 3 Tbspns for curry 
  • Salt - To taste
Egg Plant - Either made in to pieces or cut into 4 halves for stuffing with the end of the brinjal intact..

Curry paste:
  • Oil 1 tsp for frying
  • Urad Dal - 2 Handfulls
  • Methi seeds - 1 t spn
  • Red Chillies - 5 or 6(To your spice level)
  • Jeera - 1 t spn
  • Hing powder - 1/2 tspn

Method:

  • Place a pan on the stove and add 1 tsp oil
  • (or u can even dry roast them)then fry  urad dal, methi seeds, red chilles, jeera.
  • At last add hing before 1 minute you switch off the stove.
  • Make paste of all the above ingredients by adding some water.
  • Take a pan add the oil to it.
  • Add egg plant pieces(or add stuffed brinjals), grinded paste, salt, half cup of water and close the lid.
  • Adjust water to consistency. Keep stirring in the middle so that it will not be burnt.
  • Switch off the stove when done.
 You can eat this curry with the rice and roti.

15 comments:

  1. This looks delicious even without garlic....I usually use garlic with eggplant...Nice recipe..

    FunWidFud

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  2. yummy and delicious eggplant curry.

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  3. This might b very flavorful bcoz of hing,never used that much hing in cooking..looks yumm

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  4. I love egg plant and this recipe sounds awesome.

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  5. Using hing in cuurry i love it.Looks yummy and tasty.

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  6. enjoyed reading "kitchen the beauty clinic " .
    I also add lots of garlic when i prepare eggplant . Adding hing sounds interesting.
    Following you...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Looks Super and delicious recipe...

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  8. I love the flavour of hing in curry. Spicy & delish.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  9. Perfect for pulao / dosas / rotis..

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  10. This eggplant curry looks delicious. Amma used to make.

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  11. Eggplant is hubby's most fav veggie n am glad to find another nice way to make them..very delicious looking curry..thanks for sharing Kanthiji :)


    US Masala

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  12. This curry is very new to me..Sounds delicious..

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  13. Hello Kanthi ma,

    You have an award waiting in my blog.
    Please collect it.

    Regards,
    Hema
    http://hemskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  14. Thank you all for your wonderful encouragement,coz these are the rechargers for me..

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