Vankaya Menthi Karam

One more Traditional dish with my favourite veggie....Eggplant(Brinjal,Vankaya)...I made it yesterday for my lunch and turned out perfect.I got this recipe from my mom,she make it at home and its my sister's favourite dish.From yesterday my hubby also joined my sis and became
a great fan of this dish.
Vankaya Menthi karam is a bit similar to Gutthi Vankaya or Brinjal fry but a small variation in cooking the Brinjal and spices added.Here is the recipe
Indian Brinjal:10 no(medium size)(Diced)
Tamrind Juice: Extracted from a small Lemon Size quantity(consistency should be thin)
Oil:3 spns
For Masala:
Chenna Dal: 3 spns
Urad Dal:2 spns
Fenugreek Seeds:1/2 spn
Dry Red Chillies:5-6
Salt:to Taste
1.Boil the diced brinjal in Tamrind juice till brinjal becomes smooth and put aside
2.Now add a spoon of oil to a pan,when hot add chenna dal,urad dal and try till nice aroma comes out and add in the fenugreek seeds,red chillies and fry for another 3-4 mins,when dry turn off
the flame and allow it to cool.
3.When the fried mixture is cool add it to a blender and make it into dry powder and put aside.
4.Now take a pan and add oil,when hot add the diced brinjal pieces that are boiled in tamrind juice and fry them well on all sides when the brinjal pieces are fried,add the ground masala powder and fry for another 10-15 mins on low heat,else the ground masala may burn easily on
high heat.
5.Finally Garnish it with few coriander leaves.
Serve with hot rice,add few drops of ghee to the rice while having this dish.It gives a extra flavor for the dish.

We can even make this kind of fry with Plantin,process of making masala powder is same even with this veggie too...I'll try to make that also in few days and post it in my blog.
Sending this Traditional Brinjal Recipe to Sanghi's Food Delight for Fall In Love(FIL)-Brinjal.

Want to dedicate this dish to my Loving Sis,she loves this dish and she said WOW...Wish I would come there for Lunch...I missed her while having this dish.Waiting to learn more recipes from this event.I Love Brinjal,King Of Veggies(Aha emi ruchi anara mai marachi...)


Parita said...

I have a brinjal in my pantry, will try this, the dish sounds delicious!

Jyoti said...

This is something different...I love brinjal, so adds to another variation to try !

ARUNA said...

they look delicious!!!!