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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

Aloo Curry with Mint Leaves

November 6, 2009 2 comments

Last week I tried out a different curry, I had left over potatoes.. Got bored with preparing same type of  recipes with potatoes.  Potato is one of the best vegetable which can be tried with different varieties of recipies. So here goes the recipe for Aloo Curry with Mint Leaves.  This is a healthy recipe. It is said that Mint leaves improves Digestion.


Potatoes/ Aloo – 1/2 Kg
Mint Leaves/ Pudina – 1 bunch
Ginger Garlic Paste  – 1 Tablespoon
Onion – 2
Oil – 4 tablespoons
Chilli Powder- 1 Tablespoon
Dry Coconut Powder – 2 Tablespoons
Salt – To Taste.
Masala Powder – 1/2 Teaspoon.
Coriander Leaves – 1/2 bunch


Firstly, Wash and Peel Aloo, nicely cut into cubes.

1. Take pan, let it heat, Add oil and then add onions. once onions turn light pinkish color, add Ginger garlic paste.

2. And then add 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder, and then add the Mint Leaves. Allow them to cook for 2 minutes.

3. Add cubed Aloo, Add salt, and allow to cook in oil for few minutes.

4. Add Chilli powder and Dry Coconut Powder, Let it to cook for few minutes.

5. Add 1 glass water.  Allow to cook , until the gravy gets thickened. At last add masala powder. let it cook for 1 min. And at last garnish with fresh Coriander, This taste well with Chapathi’s and Rice.

If you would like to have tangy taste, you can add tomato puree.


Categories: Curries

Palak Mutton Curry

March 25, 2009 1 comment

This recipe was my favourite non veg recipe, This is also my mothers recipe only.


1/2 kg Mutton.

2 cups of chopped Palak (spinach)

2 teaspoons Ginger Garlic paste.

1 bunch Coriander

1 bunch Mint(Pudina)

1 teaspoon Red chill powder

3 green chillies

Salt According to taste.

1/2 tea spoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon mutton masala.

3 tablespoon oil.

1 cup onions.

Method of preparation:

1. In a pan, add oil, then add onions, fry until they are well cooked.

2. Add Ginger garlic paste and then add turmeric

3.  Add coriander and mint leaves. let it fry for 2 minutes.

4.  Then add mutton. make sure that mutton is cut into small pieces, so that it can cook easily.

5.  Add salt and let the mutton to cook for atleast 15 minutes.

6. And then add palak. let it cook for 5 minutes, then add chilli powder. let it cook for 5 minutes and then add 1/2 glass water, you can add more, if you want more gravy. Let it cook  until the mutton is well cooked and finally add mutton masala and coriander powder.

This tastes good along with chapathis and also rice.


Categories: Curries, Uncategorized

Tindoori and Soyachunks

March 25, 2009 Leave a comment

My interests for cooking roots to my child hood days, but practically trying out the new recipes taken shape only after my marriage

Last friday my kitchen left with only tindoori and small pack of soya chunks.

I tried a new recipe, finally got success. 🙂

Just taken 1cup onions, 1/4 tindoori, 1 cup soya chunks. salt according to taste, pinch of garammasala powder, pinch turmeric. tablespoon chilli powder. and little water. 2 tablespoons oil

First keep aside the boiled soyachunks, boiled in the sense. just for 2 minutes.

Now take a pan, add oil, once heated add cumin seeds, and then the onions, once onions are fried. add ginger garlic paste, and then turmeric powder, and then add the tindoori. let the tindooris fried in oil. and then add soyachunks. cook for 2 or 3 minutes and then add salt and chilli powder. let it cook for 2 min. and then add 3 spoons of water and let it cook for 10 min. check whether the tindoori is cooked or not.

lastly add the garam masala powder.

you can garnish with coriander leaves. this goes well with rice and chapathi

Categories: Curries, Uncategorized