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Vankaya Gasagasala Kura Recipe

Vankaya Gasagasala Kura Recipe with step by step pictures. This is a delicious andhra brinjal poppy seed curry which can be served with roti, rice.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • Brinjal - 1 large sliced
  • Poppy Seeds / Kasa Kasa - 2 tblspn
  • Fenugreek seeds / Vendayam / Methi - ½ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - ½ tsp
  • Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - ½ tsp
  • Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tblspn
  • Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - ½ 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.
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