Monday, March 23, 2009

Vankaya Pachadi (Brinjal Chutney)



My mother in law makes yummy chutneys with fresh vegetables…One of the popular one amongst them is Vankaya Pachadi...Here goes her recipe…




What you need:

Brinjals- 3
Green chillies-5
Tamarind- a small berry sized
Curry leaves- a few
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Salt-1 tablespoon
Coriander seeds-1 teaspoon
Garlic-2 cloves
Oil-2 tablespoons

For seasoning: 1 teaspoon of mustard and cumin seeds, 2-3 dry chilli pieces and a few curry leaves…


How to make:

Wash and cut the brinjals into small pieces and put them in salted water to prevent the changing of colour. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan and add the green chillies, a few curry leaves, coriander seeds, tamarind, turmeric powder and garlic. Fry them for two minutes on a medium flame. Leave them to cool and in the same pan add the brinjal pieces. Fry them until they become soft and allow them to cool. Grind the fried ingredients except the brinjal pieces into a fine paste. Now add the brinjal pieces and salt and grind it into a coarse paste. (Add the brinjal pieces in the end because they should not be grinded into a paste). Heat the oil in the same pan. Now add the dry chillies, mustard and cumin seeds and curry leaves. Once they turn brown in colour, add the ground chutney to it. Mix every thing well and turn off the stove. Serve it with hot rice or chapathis…

11 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have heard about this,my FIL says thats the great tasting pachadi of all...sure should try it out sometime!

Asha said...

Made your Bagara Vankaya, yummy tasty recipe, thanks. I will post this Wednesday. Another Pachadi for me, looks delicious! :)

Daily Meals said...

Give it a try Raji! I hope you will like it...

Glad that you like vankaya bagara, Asha! I too am planning to make it again...

Pooja said...

Tasty dish..I usually add a tomato to it vijaya..

Daily Meals said...

If we want we can also add tomato to it for a change...

Varunavi said...

Mouthwatering,i love this pachadi

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Varunavi:) My mother in law makes it often...

Bhawna said...

Guess what! I made Brinjal peas for dinner. Brinjal chutney sounds interesting.

Daily Meals said...

Ummm...brinjal peas...might have tasted great Bhawna!

Sia said...

without any doubt brinjal is my fav vegetable but i am yet to taste pachadi with it. ur MIL's recipe sounds really delicious.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Sia!