Diwali Recipes

Friday, July 6, 2012

Brinjal fry | Vankaya Podi Kura

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I have posted a Multi purpose Curry powder few days back, which we call 'Kurala podi' in Telugu.It is a very versatile powder and can be utilized in many ways. I am posting a simple recipe using that curry powder.If we have the curry powder handy,all we need to do is to either stuff the vegetables generously with this powder and shallow fry in oil or you can sprinkle the powder on the sauteed stir fry vegetables.
Eggplant Stir fry Recipe- using Curry powder:
(Serves 2)

4-5 Eggplants/Brinjals
2-3 tbsp Curry powder/Kurala Podi
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
a sprig of Curry leaves
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil
  • Wash and cut brinjals into small cubes and soak in water for 10-15 mins.This will remove the bitterness from eggplants.
  • Heat oil in a kadai/pan and crackle mustard seeds and add curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds.
  • Squeeze the eggplant cubes and add to it and fry for a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder and cover it with lid and cook for 2-3mins over low-medium flame.
  • Remove the lid and increase the flame and stir fry for 5-6 mins until the brinjal pieces are cooked.
  • Add salt,red chili powder and kurala podi/curry powder and mix well and fry for 1-2 mins and switch off the stove.
Serve it with hot rice and sambar/rasam with fryums.

  1. You can follow the same procedure for making vegetable stir fries like tindora and ladies finger curries using the same process.
  2. You can even stuff the mixture in brinjals/tindora/ladies fingers and shallow fry in oil.
  3. You can even use for vegetable curries like french beans,broad beans,cluster beans,yard long beans ,carrots,beetroot,cabbage and cauliflower.


Kavitha said...

simple and yummy fry....

Torviewtoronto said...

this is wonderfully done


wow curd rice is apt for this type of curry :)

Rinku Naveen said...

Interesting recipe Pratibha. Never knew about the soaking part. Thanks for sharing..

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Very flavorful and yummy fry

Shobha Kamath said...

Brinjal Fry - Looks very tempting!

Priya said...

Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting fry.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

looks spicy...

Shama Nagarajan said...

good simple recipe

Rumana Rawat said...

Looks superb...

Spice up the Curry said...

mouthwatering brinjal fry.. very flavorful

jeyashrisuresh said...

I love brinjals in any form. nicely done

Suja Manoj said...

Delicious fry,perfect with rice and rasam..

Spandana said...

That looks so good. Would be simply awesome with hot steaming white rice and a dollop pf ghee :)

Nagashree said...

reminds me a lot of my amma's badanekayi palya, slightly dry and roasted loved it. Your home made fresh powder should make it taste wonderful.

Jay said...

sounds healthy & super tasty
Tasty Appetite

Sumi said...

hmm..tempting recipe :)

Supriya's Rasoi said...

My fav veggie.

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

very nice and looks yummy

Renu said...

very nice pictures and great recipe !

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