August 1, 2013

Vaingana ambat recipe - badnekayi saaru - how to make brinjal curry - eggplant curry recipe Karnataka style

Vaingana ambat recipe - Vaingana ambat is a very popular curry in coastal karnataka made using small white brinjals. Coconut and toor dal are basic ingredients for the gravy. This tasty curry is a delicious accompaniment to hot rice. Ambat the konkani word means curry in english. It is also called as saaru in kannada.This is a thin version of curry, but you can increase the quantity of toor dal and coconut to make it thick. You can make similar type of curry using potatoes and green peas. But the brinjal curry has different flavor and taste as it gets flavor from fresh baby brinjals.


badnekayi saru in a serving bowl
Vaingana ambat recipe with step by step pictures.

Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients
4 small brinjals / eggplants, cut into lengthwise
1 large tomato, chopped
1 large sized onion, chopped
1/4 cup cooked toor dal(optional)
10-12 curry leaves
Oil as required
Salt to taste

Grind to Paste
1/2 cup grated fresh coconut
1 + 1/2 tsp coriander seeds, fried in little oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds, spluttered in oil
10 fenugreek seeds, fried
4 red chilies, fried (preferably byadgi)
2 garlic flakes / lasun
1 cloves  and 1/6 " cinnamon, fried in a drop of oil
1/2  tsp turmeric powder
1 small grape sized tamarind (optional)


Method
Vaingana ambat recipe
  • Combine together the grind to paste ingredients and grind them to a smooth paste using some water to make the masala paste for curry.
  • Heat some oil in a pan. Add half of the chopped onion in it. Fry till translucent. Add the masala paste, few curry leaves and salt in it. 
  • Cook together the brinjal,  remaining  onion, and tomato in one cup of water till they turn soft. Use boiled vegetable water to make the gravy of curry consistency. Bring it to boil.
  • Once the masala paste  in step 2 boils, add boiled  vegetables in it. Add cooked dal if you like it. Mix gently with a spoon.  Add more water if required.
  • Once the curry  boils,  switch off the flame. Serve hot with steamed  rice.

Vaingana ambat recipe with step by step pictures

Mix the ingredients mentioned under " Grind to paste" together and put them in a mixer jar. Grind it to a smooth paste with some water.
grind the masala paste


Heat some oil in a pan. Add half of the chopped onion in it. Fry till translucent. Add the masala paste, few curry leaves and salt in it. 
make tempering and add masala

Cook together the brinjal,  remaining  onion, and tomato in one cup of water till they turn soft. 
Use boiled vegetable water to make the gravy of curry consistency. Bring it to boil. Once the masala paste  in step 2 boils, add boiled  vegetables in it. Add cooked dal if you like it. Mix gently with a spoon. Add more water if required.
boil the brinjasl etc. and add

Once the curry  boils,  switch off the flame. Serve the vaingana ambat hot with steamed  rice.
boil the vaingana ambat and sevre

12 comments:

  1. delicious brinjal masala.

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  2. Delicious .. love it with rice and fried papads

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  3. yummy brinjal curry vidya...

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  4. delicious and lip smacking brinjal gravy.

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  5. Interesting dish..never added dal with masalas like this. Curry looks good!

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  6. delicious n yummy...

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  7. Slurp,lipsmacking curry,love the colour of the gravy.

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  8. such a bright curry, so simply explained :-)

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  9. d gravy is very tempting and yummy...

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