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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Simple and Quick Subzis ~ Vankaya - Batani Koora

And for this Andhra special theme in BM#5, I could not stay away from an eggplant post either J Eggplants are an integral part of Andhra cuisine and its presence is a mandatory one even at wedding feasts (at least in Brahmin households). Besides potato, probably I would never run out of eggplant recipes for blogging even though I have already posted plenty of them.
Eggplants and peas happen to be a classic combo and add some yummy koorapodi to it; you will end up with a delectable curry.

Ingredients: (2 -3 servings)
For tadka: 1 - 2 Tbsp oil, 1 tsp chana dal, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, few curry leaves
6 eggplants (I used small round ones)
2 - 3 Tbsp peas (I used frozen)
Salt to taste
To toast and powder: 1 Tbsp chana dal, 1/2 Tbsp urad dal, 1/2 to 1 tsp coriander seeds, 5 red chillies, 4 Tbsp dried coconut

1. Wash the eggplants and remove the stalks. Cut them into half lengthwise and slice them thinly. If using later, place them in a bowl filled with water.
2. Dry toast all the ingredients (except the coconut) mentioned under 'to toast and powder'. Let cool and grind them fine. 

Heat oil and add the tadka ingredients. When chana dal starts to turn reddish, add the eggplants and salt. Stir well once to combine, cover and cook until tender on low flame. Then add the frozen peas and the spice powder. Stir well and cook for a couple of minutes more.
If using fresh peas then add them halfway through the cooking.

Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me. 
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Aarthi, Divya, Jayashree , Kaveri, Pavani,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Gayathri, Priya Suresh,
Seven Days of Microwave Meals: Monika,
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Harini, Me , PJ and Vaishali
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Kalyani
Summer Coolers: Jayasree, Kamalika, Srivalli



jayasree said...

Very inviting curry. Delicious clicks.

Aarthi said...

wow this looks awesome

Deepthidigvijay said...

my mother used to prepare it!!!!!
thnX for remembering this delightful dish......it looking yum!

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Sarah said...

the dish looks lovely! And such a wonderful combination of eggplants and peas.

Priya said...

Wonderful looking subzi,i'll happy have it with some curd rice,yummm!

Sobha Shyam said...

this looks great, very delicious..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks absolutely delicious :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Tasty looking sabji.

harini-jaya said...

Naku vankaya ku chala dooram. I rarely prepare anything with eggplant.

Vardhini said...

Lovely combination .. love both eggplant and peas.


Krithi's Kitchen said...

Tasty and comforting subzi... yummo..
Event: Serve It-Chilled

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

sounds so delicious and very inviting curry !!

vaishali sabnani said...

lovely curry..nice combo....looks great too:)

Priya Sreeram said...

aubergines are my fav too, this is a nice dish with it !

Jayashree said...

The brinjals look so well cooked without turning the slightest bit mushy.

kaveri said...

Curry looks delicious and very inviting

Gayathri Kumar said...

Eggplant is one of my fav veggie. Pairing it with peas has made it so delicious..

Pavani said...

Vankaya kura chala bavundhi Suma. Maa amma ilane chesthundhi.. Love your little kadai, did you get it from India? I'm looking for similar one.. tks

Hari Chandana said...

Very tempting recipe... chala chala bagundi :)
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