Vankaya-Chikkudukaya Kura (Eggplant-Indian Broad bean curry)

This is one of my many favorite eggplant dishes. Before the beginning of summer (usually in January and February), eggplants taste the best in India. In summer, they tend to get bitter and seedier (not sure if that’s the right word, but you get the point). My mom makes at least a dozen different dishes with brinjals (eggplants are called brinjals in India). This dish needs young, good tasting brinjals since the dish is seasoned with just ginger and green chilies with no other masalas. Small Indian eggplants (brinjals) taste the best for this dish.
Vankaya-Chikkudukaya Kura (Eggplant-Indian Broad bean curry)
This is one of my many favorite eggplant dishes. Before the beginning of summer (usually in January and February), eggplants taste the best in India. In summer, they tend to get bitter and seedier (not sure if that’s the right word, but you get the point). My mom makes at least a dozen different dis...

Vankaya-Chikkudukaya Kura (Eggplant-Indian Broad bean curry)

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisineandhra
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking TimePTNaNHNaNM
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M

Ingredients

Brinjals (small eggplants-green or purple) – chopped
10
Indian broad beans – chopped
2 cups
Green chilies – chopped
6
Ginger – chopped fine
1”
Red chilies
2
Curry leaves
4
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Heat 1tbsp of oil in a pan on medium-low flame, add cumin and mustard seeds, red chilies and curry leaves. Fry till the seeds splutter.
  2. Add green chilies and ginger, fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add chopped brinjal and broad beans, mix well, cook covered until the veggies are tender for about 10-12 minutes.
  4. Season with salt, cook for another 2 minutes. Serve with rice.
Vankaya-Chikkudukaya Kura (Eggplant-Indian Broad bean curry)
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