Archive for January, 2011

Simple Eggplant Curry (Vankaya Kura)

January 21, 2011 3 comments

Eggplant Curry

Eggplant, one of the vegetable which can be cooked in different ways. Here i am posting simple curry. no extra work is required. So here goes the recipe


Eggplants – 6 medium size
Onions – 1
Green Chillies – 4
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tablespoon
Coriander – 1 bunch
Mint leaves few. for extra flavor
Crushed Sesame seeds – 2 table spoons
Tomato – 2 medium size.
Oil – 3 tablespoons
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
Daniya powder – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds
Dry Coconut Powder – 1 tablespoon

Method of cooking.

First Cut eggplants into medium size pieces.

Take a pan. Pour oil. let it heat, Add zeera, and mustard seeds,

Add onion pieces and green chillies. once they are cooked

Add ginger garlic paste

Add Turmeric powder and then Eggplant pieces and coriander leaves, add salt, let it cook for few minutes.
and then add chilli powder, dry coconut powder, sesame seeds powder.

Stir well, so that all the ingredients well. add the tomato pieces and little water.
let it cook for few minutes. Lastly add daniya powder. And garnish with coriander leaves

This recipe goes well with rice and chapati.

Categories: Curries

Tindoori Chutney (Dondakaya Chutney)

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

One of the vegetable, i does’nt like much is the Tindoori. My mother prepares excellent chutney with this vegetable. The taste is simply excellent. Last time i asked my mother to give this recipe.. I tried out this recipe. It came out well. Here goes the recipe.. enjoy !!


Tindoori – 1/4 kg.
Green chillies – 7
Coriander – 1 bunch
Curry Leaves-1 bunch
Tamarind – 1 small ball
Sesame seeds – 2 Tablespoons
Chana Dal – 2 Tablespoons
Moong Dal (pesara Pappu) – 2 Tablespoons

Talimpu Ingredients:

Red Chillies – 4
Zeera – 1 teaspoon
mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Curry Leaves- 5

Method of Cooking:

Firstly take a pan, pour 1 teaspoon oil. add Chana dal and moong dal. roast them coarsely. make sure that they don’t turn black. remove them and keep aside.
And then roast sesame seeds. keep aside.

Then in same pan Add 1 tablespoon oil, add green chillies. curry leaves, corriander leaves. once they are fried, add tindoori pieces. and also add salt. let it cook until they become soft. let it cool.

Now. first grind all the dry ingredients (chana dal, moong dal, sesame seeds) and then add this cooked tindoori. add tamarind juice while grinding.


Now take a pan, add 1 tablespoon oil and add all talimpu ingredients. Red chillies, Mustard seeds. zeera.
and curry leaves. mix the prepared chutney in it. Now the chutney is ready.

Suggestion: You can also use lemon instead of Tamarind.

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