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Monday, July 19, 2010

Vankaya Kothimira Karam

This Curry was taught to me by my Jyothi Akka. It tastes awesome and is a delish side for Chapati, roti or just with plain steamed rice. I make this anytime I have an excess of Coriander leaves in my refrigerator. I have tried this curry with Okra, Potatoes and even raw banana... and it always tastes so good.

Here goes the Recipe


Small Indian Brinjal/ Eggplant : 6
Green chillies : 2-3 (depending on the spiciness of the chillies)
Ginger : small piece
Coriander leaves : 1 medium bunch
Jeera : 1 tsp
turmeric pwd : 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For tempering

Mustard seeds :2tsp
Urad dhal : 1 tsp
Dried whole red chilli : 2

Method :

Clean and roughly chop the coriander leaves. Add it to a blender and blend into a paste along with ginger, green chillies and jeera and little salt. Keep aside.

Clean and cut the eggplant lenghtwise. In a deep bottomed pan add oil. Put the jeera and urad dal and wait till the jeera crackles. Now add the mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Add the cut eggplant. Add salt and turmeric and cooked covered till the eggplant becomes tender ad cooks well. Dont worry if the eggplant becomes mushy.thats Okay. if u dont like it mushy... cook the eggplant without covering and keep stirring..:)

Once the eggplant is cooked, add the coriander paste to it and mix well. Allow it to cook for 8 mins more and turn off the heat. Cover and leave until ur ready to serve.

This is an awesome curry and the best part about it this is... its naturally favoured. The smell is so tantalising.... just yummy....:D do try it and give me ur review on it...:D


Priti said...

Gud to see you back and love the curry ...now a days am so much in love with brinjal and so glad to see green one...nice colour

Prathibha said...

EVen I make this....perfect wid rice...

Mythreyee said...

I tasted this last week in Aditi restaurant in Sunnyvale. Wanted the recipe and here it is. thanks.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks so appetizing Shubha.

kanthi said...

kothhimeera karam vankaya kura is an excellent combo.pleasing colour full of greenery

shruthi said...

yummy recipe. looks easy too...would like to do sme time

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, first time here on your blog. Great place you got. Glad to know you are in LA region and would like to join the meet. Please email me @ priya.mitharwal@gmail.com and I will include you in the ongoing email trail we have with everyone who will be part of it (so far) :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that looks beautiful, I love this preparation. my mom makes it mouth watering and yours look delicious too :)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love this with rice..looks os tempting n yum.awesome...love it...following u dear>>>>>>>>>>>>>>...u hv a lovely space...looking forward to meet u in foodie bloggers meet...
do visit my space n pls do particpate in the ongoing event...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Gd to see u back in action again chefs...the side dish looks so yummy and surely Arvin will fell in love with the color if he sees the recipe da..