Easy Brinjal Curry | How to make Vankaya Kura

Brinjal Curry

Brinjal Curry makes a lovely side dish for a mild biryani or a pulao. This easy Brinjal curry is made with just handful of ingredients that works out very easy to make this Brinjal Curry in no time.

While packing lunch boxes, during the weekdays, the important factor is always about how quickly you can make the dishes. During such times, mild masala gravies work out great. We are very fond of Brinjal and Nune Vankaya is everybody’s favorite.

However making that in the morning rush hour is quite tedious and we resort to simple masala gravies that make an excellent side dish for biryanis or pulaos

Today’s Brinjal Curry is the simpler version of our Nune Vankaya that is mild and also tastes great when you serve it along one pot rice. This dish typically gets done under 30 minutes. Most times I have ginger garlic paste ground and frozen in cubes, coconut paste frozen as well. In such cases, this can be done in 15 mins. I had many this many months ago and served it with Easy No Tomato Vegetable Briyani.

We are doing BM#88, Week 2, where I am sharing 3 different Regional Dishes from any Country. I chose India and sharing 3 different dishes from 3 different states. This easy Brinjal Curry is from Andhra or rather my Amma’s style.

Brinjal Curry

How to make Brinjal Curry

Easy Brinjal Curry

For the Gravy

250 gms Brinjal
1 medium Onions
1 medium Tomato
Salt to taste
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
Handful Coriander leaves
Handful Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 tsp Cooking Oil

For the ground paste

1/2 cup Coconut grated or chopped
1 clove
1/2 inch Cinnamon

For the ground paste

Chop coconut and take it in a mixer along with clove and cinnamon. Grind to a smooth paste by adding enough water.

For the gravy

Wash and slit the brinjals into 4 keeping the stack intact.
Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves.
Then add finely chopped onions, saute well till done.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute well.
Next add the finely chopped tomatoes, salt and turmeric.
Cover with lid and let the tomatoes get cooked well.
Now add the all the spice powders and combine.
Add the brinjal and mix.
Cook for couple of minutes and then add the ground masala.
Continue cooking on low flame till oil separates.
Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with briyani.

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Easy Brinjal Curry
Brinjal Curry makes a lovely side dish for a mild biryani or a pulao. This Brinjal curry is made with just handful of ingredients that works out very easy to make this Brinjal Curry in no time.
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Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Gravy Side Dishes
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
For the Gravy
For the ground paste
Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Gravy Side Dishes
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the Gravy
For the ground paste
Brinjal Curry
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Instructions
For the ground paste
  1. Chop coconut and take it in a mixer along with clove and cinnamon. Grind to a smooth paste by adding enough water.
For the gravy
  1. Wash and slit the brinjals into 4 keeping the stack intact.
  2. Heat a nonstick pan with oil, temper with mustard, cumin seeds, curry leaves.
  3. Then add finely chopped onions, saute well till done.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute well.
  5. Next add the finely chopped tomatoes, salt and turmeric.
  6. Cover with lid and let the tomatoes get cooked well.
  7. Now add the all the spice powders and combine.
  8. Add the brinjal and mix.
  9. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add the ground masala.
  10. Continue cooking on low flame till oil separates.
  11. Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil.
  12. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  13. Serve with biryani.

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16 comments

  1. Am an ardent fan of brinjal curries.I can have brinjal curries just like a snack. Though its an easy dish, nothing can beat this curry, my all time favourite especially served with some hot piping rasam rice.

  2. Coconut plus brinjal is equal to happy husband in my case. So I have to try this asap. Looks fabulous Valli

  3. This is my all time favourite. 🙂 Love the masala. The glaze and shine in that picture, is just too tempting Valli. 🙂

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