Thursday, April 19, 2007

Vankaya Perugu pachadi

Vankaya Perugu Pachadi (Eggplant with Yogurt Chutney)

There are some food that satisfy your soul and taste buds and for me that food if cooked with eggplants elevates it.Eggplants are found in many shapes and colors and are used widely in may cusines like Indian, Chinese, Italian ,Mediterranean. Few of my favorites include eggplant lasagna, eggplant Pannini , eggplant with soy sauce that's found across Chinese restaurants.In India especially south its made into sabji, chutneys and dals(Pulusu).My house it was made into gutti vankaya kura ( stuffed enggplant) ,different varieties of vanakaya pachadi (eggplant chutney) and vankaya pulusu.However not everyone is a fan of this vegetable , it can be quite allergic and cause health problems like joint pains and swelling. Check nutrition fact about eggplant here .Vankaya perugu pachadi is eaten with hot rice, tasty gets even better when sour curd is added instead of fresh.


3 eggplants ( used the long purple chineese eggplants)
1/2 cups curd
2 green chillis
tamrind size of a dime
1 tsp haldi
1 small bunch of coriander leaves

For thadhka
1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp jeera
1 tsp fenugreek/methi seeds
1 dry red chili
6-8 Curry leaves
A pinch of asafoetida

1.Roast eggplants either on a stove or in oven, I roast them by placing them on a non-stickpan over the heat, this helps avoids cleans up
2.Once cooled peel skin off
3. In a food processor/grinder add peeled eggplant, yogurt/curd, coriander, g.chilies, haldi, tamrind, salt and give it a quick grind
4.Heat oil for thadka and add all the thadka ingredients curry leaves being the last
5. add tadhka to eggplant mixture and mix well

Serve with hot rice


Asha said...

I made this yesterday and had it with Rice rotis:)) Your's is little different recipe from mine and looks so good.Wish I could take it from the screen.I could eat Eggplant dishes everyday!:))

Anjali said...

Sreelu your pictures are beautiful. Will be visiting again later. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

bee said...

i've never come across this eggplant yogurt combo before. thanks for the recipe, sreelu.

Mandira said...

Eggplant and yogurt combination sounds delicious sreelu. I haven't tried this before. Thanks for sharing.

DEEPA said...

Hey Sreelu ...

You have an excellent photograpgy sense man ....I love eggplant dishes.One of my favt ..
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