Oct 25, 2011

Andhra Eggplant Poriyal / Vankaya Vepudu

Andhra means there should brinjal dishes in some form..I am doing Blogging marathon – Andhra Special..Then how could I not have brinjal dishes in this..This is a Andhra brinjal poriyal..A lovely stir fry with lots of flavour packed in it..As you all know that my mum loves brinjal and this was her favorite one..I am sending this recipe to Blogging Marathan Day 3 in the theme Regional Special...I am doing Andhra Recipe for this whole week..So hope you love it..So here you go for step by step recipe with pictures...

Recipe Source:Sailu’s Food


Brinjal (Any Variety is fine)
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi- ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Curry leaves -1 spring
Oil-3 tblspn
Salt to taste

For Roasting and Grinding:
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam -1 tsp
Coriander seeds / Malli – 1 tblspn
Dry Red chilli-4
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam- ¼ tsp
Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu-1 tblspn
Sesame Seeds / Ellu-1 tsp


Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add in all the roasting spices..Fry this in a very low flame until everything turns into golden and smells good..Cool this and ground into a powder..

Now heat oil in  a kadai...Add in mustard seeds and allow them to pop..

Add in Asafoetida and curry leaves..Now add in sliced brinjals and toss well..

Now add in salt and turmeric powder..Mix this well..

Cover the lid and let it cook for 4 mins..

Now open the lid and add in the powdered spices...Toss well and cook this uncovered for 10-15 mins on a slow flame..

Switch off the flame and serve this with rice...

Take all your ingredients
These are the spices which you need
heat oil

add in all the whole spices

start roasting

till it gets golden brown

allow to cool down and put that in a blender

make into a fine powder and set it aside
Take a lovely eggplant..You can use the regular kind

slice it in half

cut in quaters

and slice them thinly

Take it in a colander

Heat oil

add mustard seeds
add in asafoetida

and curry leaves

now add in eggplant

season with salt

and turmeric powder

toss well

cover and simmer

untill it is half cooked
sprinkle in spice powders

toss well

cook on high heat untill it turns crispy


With some rice..


Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Makes me drool,love this eggplant curry..yumm..

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum yum Brinjal Vepudu Dear.Luv it.Dear Blogger Friend,Wish U a Warm and Happy Diwali.Enjoy the Festivities with taste-filled delights,Safe and Delicious Moments - Regards, Christy Gerald

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your spice mix.

LaMagicaZucca said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe!!!!

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

I have just the right brinjal in the fridge. Thanks.

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Smitha said... Best Blogger Tips

this is regular feature in our home!never can go wrong...yum!

Dzoli said... Best Blogger Tips

Great:) Another way to prepare my beloved eggplant;)

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

A feast for eggplant lovers!

Mélange ! said... Best Blogger Tips

Super one with whole lot of spices..Yum.Happy Deewali dear !

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite ..

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Only Fish Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...looks wonderful dear...wishing u n ur family a very happy diwali !

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Agreed we love our brinjals..looks great!

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

just made this last week !

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Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely curry! WIll be an excellent side-dish!

PJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious....

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely presentation superb

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

It is exactly what i need :)