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Brinjal curry with Fenugreek seeds

 

Brinjal is a versatile vegetable which when cooked with right ingredients tastes great and I love this vegetable for the reason it cooks really quick and easy to prepare.

Ingredients:

  1. Brinjals – 6
  2. Tamarind pulp – 3tsp
  3. Turmeric powder – 1tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Oil – 3tsp

Fenugreek powder(Menthi gunda):

  1. Chana dal – 1tsp
  2. Urad dal – 1tsp
  3. Coriander seeds – 1tsp
  4. Fenugreek seeds – 1tsp
  5. Hing – 1/2tsp
  6. Whole red chillies – 4

Method:

  • Heat 1 tsp of oil add chana dal,urad dal,coriander seeds,Hing,fenugreek seeds,redchillies in order , roast and grind them into a coarse powder.
  • Cut brinjals into bite size pieces and boil them in water by adding tamarind juice,turmeric and salt till the brinjal pieces are just soft enough.
  • Remove for water , drain them and keep aside.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp of oil add brinjal pieces , sprinkle some salt and fry them till they are sligtly brown in color.
  • Now to this add the ground powder and mix well and remove form stove.
  • This goes well with hot plain rice.

Brinjal Mango Bajji curry

 

 

Last weekend I happened to watch telugu program online in Maa Tv “Maa Oori Vanta”.I liked this program ,u get to know the traditional recipes in different parts of the state.This curry is called Vankaya mavidikaya bajji koora and this is a famous traditional curry in parts of Nellore district( Andhra Pradesh).When I heard the name I thought she was going to make bajjis(fretters) out of it as the name suggested but she did not.This recipe looked interesting to me bcos this has a combination of my favourite vegetables and it tasted really great.Try this and enjoy!

 Here goes the recipe as on Tv……

Ingredients:

  1. Purple or green Brinjals – 4
  2. Onions – 2(medium)
  3. Tomatoes – 2
  4. Mango – 1(small)
  5. Green chillies – 4
  6. Red chilli powder – 1tsp
  7. Curry leaves – few
  8. Tamarind juice – 2tsp
  9. Salt as required

 

For seasoning:

  1. Chana dal – 1tsp
  2. Urad dal – 1tsp
  3. Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  4. Mustard seeds – 1/2tsp
  5. Oil – 3tsp

Method:

  • Cut the brinjals,onions,tomatoes and mango into equal  size pieces. 
  • In a cooking pot boil Brinjals,Mango,Tomato and Onions along with tamarind juice and green chillies and a little water till they are completely soft and cooked.
  • Add salt and chillipowder to the boiled vegetables.
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add the seasoning ingredients, after the mustard starts spluttering add the boiled vegtables to this ,mix well and cook for 2 to 3 min.
  • This curry goes well with rice.

Note:

U can use raw or a little ripe mango doesnt matter.

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