July 20, 2010

Potato-Eggplant curry

The potatoes from the garden ended up in my all-time favorite curry: Vankaya-Bangaladumpa kura. I would have used the tiny Indian eggplants if I had them on hand, but since I didn’t I used the American globe variety. Only problem with these gigantic eggplants is the thick skin (and the lack of taste), so I peeled the skin off and I think it makes the eggplant more palatable.

This dish does not have many ingredients and is quick & easy to put together. The garden fresh potatoes had light papery skin and cooked up in no time.
Ingredients:
Potatoes – 4 medium or 10-12 small, cubed
Eggplant – 1 large (peeled) or 10-12 baby (unpeeled), cubed
Onion – 1 medium, chopped
Green chilies – 3, chopped
Curry powder – 1tsp
Salt – to taste

For tempering:
Chana dal – ½ tsp
Urad dal – ½ tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – 6

Method:
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a large sauté pan; add the tempering ingredients and once the seeds start sputtering add onions and sauté till softened and turn translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Next add the eggplant and potatoes; cover and cook on medium heat till both the veggies are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add curry powder and salt. You can add ½ cup water of you think the curry is too dry. Cook for couple minutes. Serve with steamed rice and dal.
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8 comments:

  1. hi Pavani
    first time visit ur beautiful space ,u have a lovely collection of recipes...happy to find u.
    this garden fresh potato curyy looks wonderful ...nice combo of potato n brinjal ...i love this curry with rotis n rice too
    if u get time do visit my blog

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  2. Delicious combination for curry, looks prefect!

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  3. wow! fresh potatoes. They always taste better and what a combo! very simple and delicious curry.

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  4. I love potato and egg plant combo. The fast food Indian place had a great side dish using this combo.Have tried to make it many times but I could not recreate it.Will try out your recipe.

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  5. Hi,

    First time on your site...Love the dish. I remember I used to watch Yan Can Cook too...I wd never miss any cookery shows even n good old DD!!!

    Shobha

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  6. your freshly dug potatoes look awesome!

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