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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Vankaya Mamidikaya Pachchadi ~ Eggplant - Green Mango Chutney

Eggplant - Green Mango Chutney

Summer comes and hence the plethora of mango dishes in my MIL's kitchen. I have never come across a person so fond of green mangoes as my MIL. I came to know about many unusual Andhra style, mango preparations from her. Here is one such recipe. An unusual combination of green mango and eggplants are used to prepare this delicious chutney which goes well with rice or rotis.

Ingredients required:
Green mango,chopped into small cubes - 1/2 cup
Eggplants, round ones - 3
Red chillies - 8 or 10 (or more if you prefer more spiciness)
Fenugreek seeds (Menthulu)- 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida (Inguva)- 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 Tbsp
Roasted Eggplants, cut mango pieces, red chillies, fenugreekseeds, salt

Wash the eggplants, remove the stalks and wipe them dry.
Cut each eggplant into four pieces.
Heat oil in a small pan. Add asafoetida, eggplant pieces to the pan. Roast the eggplants till they are done. The skins would be almost charred and the pieces would be cooked not turning mushier. Let them cool.
Dry fry fenugreek seeds and the red chillies in a pan.
Grind eggplants, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and salts into a coarse paste. Add the green mango pieces to the mixture and grind for a couple of seconds so that they are mixed well with eggplant mixture. You want the final product with a coarser texture, not a smoother one. Remove the eggplant - mango chutney into a cup.
Serve with hot rice and a tsp of ghee.

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Jyothi said...

Hi Suma! this is first time at your blog. Nice recipes day by day. This is very new to hear about eggplant - green mango chutney, its looks delicious and might be tasty too. Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe. Will try soon.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hay .....wat a colourful dish. It is so mouthwatering....Beautiful picture...I live it....

Sreelu said...

wow suma two of my favorite veggies, I have never heard of this combination before,looks delish

Roopa said...

wow this looks so yummy... never tried mango with eggplant. nice combo may be my daughter might not make out this is eggplant...:)

thks for sharing!

Asha said...

Mango with Eggplant! Great combo Suma.Gives a tang without tamarind etc.Goog ides.Looks delicious too:)

Deepa said...

excellent pics ..too good ...eggplant my favt

Sharmi said...

very new nice yummy recipe. never hear of this before. very authentic.

Sia said...

OMG!!! that looks fab suma... my mouth is watering here... i guess using mangoes in place of tamarind/amchur will make this dish out of this worl...i got to try this... just yesterday i used all raw mangoes in mango rice:( now i got to wait till weekend for indian grocery shopping:( i have bookmarked this and i am surely gonna try this n let u know:)

Kribha said...

Dear Suma,
It's a really nice dish. I know only a few dishes with eggplant. This is a good one to try. Picture looks so good. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Sandeepa said...

Eggplant with green mangoes...very new combo...looks really mouth watering