May 21, 2011

Vankaya Pappu ~ Brinjal Dal

Ingredients :

Eggplants / Brinjals : 4
Tomato : 1
Toor Dal : 1/2 cup
Green Chillies : 3 or 4
Dried Red Chillies : 1
Tamarind : Gooseberry size ball
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
A pinch of hing
A pinch of turmeric powder
Red Chilli powder to taste
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tsp

Method :

Put the toor dal and cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. Soak the tamarind in water for 10 minutes and squeeze the extract out of it and keep aside. Put the chopped eggplants, chopped tomato, split green chillies, turmeric powder and water in a bowl and let it cook completely. Now add the tamarind extract, cooked dal, salt and red chilli powder to it and cook for another 5 minutes. Switch off the heat and set aside. Heat oil in a pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal and let them splutter. When the seeds stop popping, add the red chillies, curry leaves and hing and fry for a few seconds. Remove from the flame and pour over the dal mixture. Mix very well and serve hot with roti or steamed rice, dollop of ghee and some vadiyalu / papad.

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  1. This is like Sambhar but without the sambhar powder! Like the idea.

  2. I agree with Shobha, quite like the sambhar but without the masala.
    looks superb.


  3. new method of brinjal curry, looks good :P

  4. This is a very delicious looking curry:)

  5. Hi Chandana,
    Thanks for your comment on my new recipe. I like your dal too. This looks like a rich dal full of veggies. This with chapattis will be a wholesome meal. I am surely going to try this one.
    Keep posting & visitng :)


  6. Brinjal and dal nice combo.. its bright color makes it more delicous

  7. Brinjal with dal seems to be a very tasty preparation. Excellent clicks.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. brinjal dal..sounds new..must try recipe..

  9. Brinjal dal looks awesome dleicious.

  10. wow delicious combo and looks so wonderful !!

  11. A mildly flavored, delicious pappu!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  12. how much water add ? just to cover ?


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