May 11, 2007

Vankaaya-Tomato Curry (Brinjal-Tomato Curry)

My family, all are brinjal lovers. I think not only my family, most of the Indians may like Brinjals. I can prepare brinjals in so many variations, like curry, pickle, fry, stuffed, spicy brinjal curry etc., Among all the variations, this recipe is very simple , quick and easy to make within 15 minutes. It will be very tasty, when it will be hot. Really its a mouthwatering recipe. Here is my recipe:

Brinjal-Tomato Curry:
Prep & Cooking time : 15 mts
Serves : 3
Cuisine : Andhra


6 purple brinjals (round or lengthy)
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp mustards
1 chopped big onion
few curry leaves
4 green chillies (slit them length wise)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 chopped medium sized tomatoes
salt as per taste
fresh chopped coriander leaves for garnish


1. Cut each brinjal length wise and keep in salted cool water.

2. Chopp the onions and tomatoes, keep aside.

3. Heat oil, add jeera and mustards, let them pop, add chopped onions, curry leaves and green chillies, fry them till onions become slightly reddish on medium flame.

4. Add turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste, fry for few seconds, add brinjal pieces, mix gently, covered, cook for 3 minutes on low heat.

5. Add chopped tomatoes, mix, covered, cook for more 5 minutes, remove the lid, add salt, mix gently, uncovered, cook until gravy becomes thick.

6. Turn off the heat, garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves.

7. Serve hot with white rice.

Note: 1. Don't stir too much of brinjal pieces, otherwise they may broken into small pieces or sometimes smash.

2. Don't over cook the brinjal pieces, it may loose its natural taste.

3. Use tender brinjals for better taste.

4. Before starting curry, chopp onions, tomatoes and brinjal pieces, because brinjal pieces cooks within 3 minutes.
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  1. I love Brinjals too,dish looks simple and delicious.Thanks Jyoti:)

  2. Aruna( 11, 2007

    I prepare it almost the same way. Looks good!!

  3. anusharajiMay 11, 2007

    vankaya tomato chala baguntundi kada
    i use pepper with jeera :)

  4. hi my mother-in-law prepares it in the same way.....u r an authentic cook...nice and rich recipes from ur site always....wanna eat it right away

  5. Yummy.. Anything with brinjal is sooooooo good. Thanks for sharing your eggplant recipe. Will try this next time..

  6. Jyothi,
    thanks for visiting my site.I like this brinjal curry..Have heard Andhra dishes have similarity with Kerala cusine..will try some..
    I have added you in my blog roll..

  7. I was not a fan of Brinjal but now gettingt closer. This one sure seems good.

  8. @ Asha, thanks a lot

    @ Aruna, thanks for visiting my blog and also for your comment. Keep on visiting....

    @ Raji, thnx

    @ Sharmi, thnx

    @ Shanti, come and have it. Thanks a lot for your kind words. Take care.

    @ Pavani, thanks for your comment, try and let me know.

    @ Thanks a lot seena.

    @ Yes reena, try it and let me know. thanks

  9. hello jyothi..

    nenu hyderabad nunchi France ki vacha chaduvukovadaniki..naaku vegetarian recipies sarigga naaku post cheyagalara..emina id

  10. Hi,
    I tried ur style and it was AWESOME. Thanks a lot and keep posting new ones.


  11. Hi aishwaya! i am extremely sorry for belated (very very) reply to you. Personally I cant able to send veg recipes to your mail id. But you can check in my blog for all veg recipes. Am going to start blogging again from this Monday. Keep tracking dear....

    Thanks and wish you a very happy new year and all the best for your studies.

  12. Hi Prakash! thanks for your comments and am going to post new recipes from coming monday. Keep tracking ...thanks again.

  13. hi
    i am also from hyderabad and cook all the typical hyderabdi dishes like dum biryani,khorma,etc.but i donno good recipies for vegetables..your website helped me a lot.i tried brinjal tomato curry and its extremely simple to cook and at the same time tasty .thanx again

  14. Thank you Mam... I made it for 1st time.... And it tastes very nice...

  15. Hi..i am from kakinada,recently shifted to sydney..tried this recipe, it is easy to cook n also tastes tooo good..thanks a lot :)


  16. I cooked it today............ so delicious and so easy. Thank u so much. Loved it. I was visiting your blog for the first time.

  17. I made it for first time. It was so delicious and tasty. It is very easy to cook and serve. I again want to try this recipe today at night.

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  18. Amazing step by step pictures..looks so yum and tasty so delicious. thankyou for shearing. thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketan

  19. Jyothi Garu, It's taste is very nice. Thank you so much for posting this.