Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Vankaya Allam Koora/ Eggplant With Ginger Twist

Vankaya Allam Koora served with Pappu Thotakoora, Rice, Indian Omelette, Yoghurt and Pickle.


Eggplant - 1 Large, Fat (Wash, top and tail cut off and dice in to pieces)
Oil - 3 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp


Mustard seed - 1/2 tsp, Chana Dal - 1 tsp, Urad dal - 1/2 tsp and Curryleaves - 1-2 sprig.

Smash in pestle in to smoothly:

Ginger - 1 inch
Green chillies - 5-6


1) Heat a flat non-stick pan add oil heat it up, keep it on medium flame.

2) Do seasoning: first add mustard seeds, close the lid when it is stopped spluttering add chana dal and urad dal wait until it becomes light golden color, add curry leaves once it is fried, immediately follow step 3.

3) Add eggplant pieces , increase the heat to medium-high mix well, cover with a lid and cook until half cooked.

4) Remove the lid, add turmeric and salt to taste cook until eggplant are fully cooked.

5) Now add smashed ginger and green chilli paste, mix well cook for 1 min and serve.

Serve this with Rice, Dal, Rasam, Yoghurt and Ghee on side.

This is my
JFI - Ginger Contribution.

© 2007 by Rajani Rayudu


Menu Today said...

Hi ,
Combination of brinjal and ginger is very new to me. Will try this soon. Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

Excellent entry!!I love those little Kadais!:))

swapna susarla said...

hi rajani
i love this curry.adding coriander leaves also will give u great tatte..

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi menu today,
Do try it, tastes awesome once tried u will be sure hooked with it.

Hi Asha
Thanks and I do like small kadais with copper bottom.

Hi Swapna,


Meena Kandlakuti said...

Yesterday itself I prepared this curry. Thanks for sharing.Your photos are very real..I feel like the dish is served for me.very simple ans very beautiful:-)

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Meena
Good to know it turned out well for u. Thank u very much, appreciate your comments.

Lakshmik said...

All you recipes are truly mouth-watering. Thanks for sharing them.

All Smiles!! said...

Hi Rajani,
You sure have been a busy girl.. quite a lot for me to catch up on and I already like the Baked Beans wonder.. have to try it.

Mandira said...

brinjal with ginger looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. K said...

Looks good. Nice entry for jfi.

Nupur said...

I'm always looking for new eggplant recipes and this one is so simple and delicious! This would make such a comforting meal with dal and rice.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Lakshmik
Thank u for all your kind words.

Hi Rajitha
Yup, do try baked beans it's simple and nutritious. Let me know how it came out :-).

Hi Mandira
Please do make it, it's simple and delicious. Thanks for your comments.

I am glad you like my entry.

Hi Nupur
Yes, it will go very well with Dal, Ghee and rice.


Anonymous said...

Hi Rajani,

Vankaya koora looks so good. You do have some very intersting recipes. Whenever i visit ur site, I feel like i am in andhra.


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Madhavi

Thank u for your lovely comments.


Divia said...

this egg plant dish was very good and simple and done within 5-10 mins

liked it very much but could have reduced the chilis i guess

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Trinity,
Thank u for your nice comments. Please reduce chillies accordingly to your taste. Normally my dishes are hot.

Unknown said...

For a novice this is a very easy preparation and it did taste good. Thank you for a nice blog with simple and great recipes.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Fuzzy,
Thanks for your feed back. I am glad it turned out good. This one is very simple and takes less time while cooking.


Unknown said...

Hi Rajani,

It looks like you stole all my mom's recipes :-) ... just kidding, we are from WG district and my mom's recipes are all the most similar to that of yours! I have always been longing to make this curry. While I was searching for a recipe for someother curry, I happen to stumble upon your site and I immediately prepared this curry and guess what!It turned out amazing!!! Thanks much for the wonderful recipe. Hey BTW, my mom prepares this curry in a slighlty different way and she calls it vankaya iguru. She first boils cut egg plant along with ginger and green chillies then in a skillet, she puts tadka along with some tamraind pulp, adds the boiled egg plant after straining away the water. It's similar to your recipe but my mom's recipe adds a soar tinge to it.

Thanks again

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Aishwarya,

Where are you from west godavari? I am from west too. Obviously they taste the same!

Thanks for your feed back. Your version is indeed different.


Unknown said...

Hi Rajani,

We are from Tanuku in West Godavari district.

Though the preparation method is different, it tastes the same. Anyways, now I know where to search for to prepare my favourite dishes :-).


Suji said...

Wow,Awesome recipe,it is toooooooooooooo good.Thanks for the recipe

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sprujana,

Thanks for your feed back. I am glad it turned out great.


Anonymous said...

Hi rajani

I tried this recipe recently , its an instant favourite in my home. i ve been to a frends place for a potluck recently she tried the exact recipe with an iterestingadition. she made some small besan pakodi and added to the fry. she said it was 'rajani rayudu's dish witha twist'. indeed !


Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Padma,

Thanks for your feed back. What an interesting twist to the curry, I guess by adding cashews also to the twist she made, would be entirely different hotely style. Wow thanks for the tweaking tip. She should send me the curry photo, I will publish it for her, if she don't mind..........


priya said...

Hiii Rajani
Thanks for the recipe :)
Naku mee blog Peru 'amma chepindi' chala nachindi
Just saw the recipe .... Am going to try this today :)