Brinjal Kurma | Vankaya Kurma

Brinjal Kurma

Talk about innovation at different levels and you finally end up doing that in your kitchen too. Brinjal Kurma surely falls into that category. Daddy is very fond of Brinjal and would love it in any form. So it is only natural that Amma attempts at making this vegetable in as many different forms as she can. But seriously kurma was not what I expected to hear. I got to know about this recently when there came a need.

Off late Hubby, dear insists that I make a gravy and not just an onion raitha for any biryani or pulao. That really gets me down. The very fact of making Biryani or Pulao is to ensure you get one pot meal done fast. So on top, if you think you got to make a gravy, it really gets tough. So when I was discussing it with Amma on this, she suggested I make this Brinjal kurma as a combo for the Vegetable Biryani. It was a great combo.

Brinjal Kurma | Vankaya Kurma

Ingredients Needed:

For the Ground Masala:

1/2 cup Coconut Grated
10 Whole Cashew Nuts
1 tsp Garam Masala

For the Gravy:

150 gms Brinjal long
2 tsp Cooking Oil
1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/4 tsp Peppercorns whole
1/2 cup Onions
2 long Green Chilis finely chopped
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
1/4 cup Curds / Yogurt
Water as required
Coriander Leaves for garnish

Method to prepare:

To make the ground masala:

In a mixer take all the ingredients for the masala and grind to a fine paste by adding water as required.

For the gravy

Heat oil in a nonstick pan, fry cumin seeds, peppercorns. Then add chopped onions, finely chopped green chilies. Saute for a couple of minutes.

Chop brinjals as vertically long, then add them to the pan. Saute well. Then add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Continue sauteing.

Now add the paste and saute for a couple. Next, add 1/4 cup curds. Add water as required. Bring to boil, garnish with coriander leaves.

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Brinjal Kurma | Vankaya Kurma
Brinjal Kurma is an interesting side dish you can make for a biryani. This makes a wonderful side dish that can be served with roti as well.
Brinjal Kurma
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Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Gravy Side Dishes
Servings
Ingredients
For the Ground Masala
For the Gravy
Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Weekend Special
By Diet Kid Friendly
Dish Type Gravy Side Dishes
Servings
Ingredients
For the Ground Masala
For the Gravy
Brinjal Kurma
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
To make the ground masala
  1. In a mixer take all the ingredients for the masala and grind to a fine paste by adding water as required.
For the gravy
  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan, fry cumin seeds, peppercorns. Then add chopped onions, finely chopped green chilies. Saute for a couple of minutes.
  2. Chop brinjals as vertically long, then add them to the pan. Saute well. Then add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Continue sauteing.
  3. Now add the paste and saute for a couple. Next, add 1/4 cup curds. Add water as required. Bring to boil, garnish with coriander leaves.
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23 comments

  1. Even I like to make raita with biryani but hubby dear doesn't like that combo.. Sometimes I just make salan to go with it. Brinjal kurma looks like a nice side to go with veg biryani

  2. Looks so delicious Srivalli. I don't know when I will finish preparing all those recipes I have bookmarked from your blog:)

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