Jul 14, 2014

Vankaya Gasagasala Kura Recipe / Brinjal Poppy Seed Curry Recipe / Andhra Brinjal Curry Recipe

A different curry from the usual brinjal curry which i make. This curry comes from andhra and as you all know andhra is famous for its spicy curries, this is one among them. You can add this curry to jain style dish too, since it has no onions and no garlic. 

This curry has a base of poppy seeds for it thickness and creaminess. I loved the taste of sweet, spicy and sour all in one. Loved it. This pairs beautifully well with rice or hot rotis. Glad u will try this and let me know how it turns out for you. 

Check out my other brinjal recipes and andhra recipes too..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 2 to 3


Brinjal - 1 large sliced
Poppy Seeds / Kasa Kasa - 2 tblspn
Fenugreek seeds / Vendayam / Methi - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tblspn
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1 tsp grated
Salt to taste
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn or to taste
Jaggery / Sarkarai or Sugar - 1 tblspn or to taste
Oil - 3 tblpsn


Dry roast poppy seeds and fenugreek seeds in a pan till it turns golden, add them in blender along with chilli, coriander, turmeric and cumin powder. Add some water and make it into a smooth puree.

Heat oil in a kadai, Add in sliced brinjals and roast them till they turn golden. Drain and set aside

Now in the same oil, add in mustard and cumin. fry them for 10 sec. Add in ginger and saute them for couple of mins.

Now add in the ground masala and cook them for couple of mins. Add in tamarind pulp, some water, salt and jaggery. Mix well and bring it to boil.

Add in fried brinjal, cook it on low heat for 10 mins till the brinjal is cooked and curry is done.

Serve with rice or roti.

Take all your ingredients

Dry Roast poppy seeds and fenugreek

roast till it get nice colour

add it to blender

Add in all spice powders

Time to blend

I made it into a smooth puree by adding some water

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in sliced brinjal

Fry them

Once they turn golden

Drain them to a plate

Now in the remaining oil

Add in mustard and cumin

Add in ginger

Fry them for couple of mins

Add the ground masala

saute for couple of mins

Add in salt


some tamarind juice

mix well

add some more water

add in brinjal


till the curry is thick and done



  1. Lovely and delicious looking brinjal kura. Wonderfully prepared.

  2. Hi,

    I just completed preparing your receipt. Thanks a ton. I really loved it.


  3. I liked the way this was presented on a blog. Detailed Recipe as well as pictures appropriately for each step.

    Will do that for dinner today. Thanks!!

  4. Really It was superb,I tried and tasted.Thanks Yammy

  5. Hi Aarthi,
    I have tried this. but the curry little bit bitter due to methi seeds. What can I do for it

  6. @Anonymousadd little more jaggery and tamarind. always add little methi

  7. My goodness! This curry looks so good, I'm going to give it a try tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kerala has a similar curry called Theeyal. The main difference is roasted coconut scraping substitutes kaskasa.

  9. This dish is fantastic. So easy to make too.


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