Brinjal Kurma | Vankaya Kurma

>>  Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Talk about innovation at different levels and you finally end up doing that in your kitchen too. Brinjal Kurma surely falls in 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:

Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Whole Cashew nuts - 10
Garam Masala powder 1 tsp

For the Gravy:

Brinjal long - 150 gms
Oil - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp,
Whole Peppercorns - 1/4 tsp,
Onion - 1/2 cup,
Green chilies, finely chopped - 2 long,
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Curds/ Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Add 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 non stick pan, fry cumin seeds, peppercorns. Then add chopped onions, finely chopped green chilies. Saute for couple of minutes.

Then add brinjals that are chopped long pieces. Saute well. Then add chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Continue sauteing.

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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Adelina May 17, 2011 at 4:30 AM  

korma is synonymous with great balance of spice- and you just made your hubby happy! again....

Usha May 17, 2011 at 4:45 AM  

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

aipi May 17, 2011 at 4:47 AM  

The spice combination and the color on eggplant is making it look really really tasty!

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Pavani May 17, 2011 at 6:16 AM  

Vankaya is my all time favorite veggie. Kurma looks absolutely mouthwatering. Must try soon.

harini-jaya May 17, 2011 at 6:38 AM  

Good one! This reminds me that I had also once prepared Eggplant kurma when my sister was here, different formula though. Never got to blog about it:)

sushma May 17, 2011 at 7:20 AM  

The gravy looks too good Valli

SouthIndianHome May 17, 2011 at 9:13 AM  

Brinjal Kurma looks yummy
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Vardhini May 17, 2011 at 9:36 AM  

Looks delicious. Yep I totally understand how adding one dish when we want to make just a one pot meal could be disruptive :)


Sunanda May 17, 2011 at 10:24 AM  

Kurma looks absolutely superb.. love the creamy color very much..

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Mom Chef May 17, 2011 at 10:36 AM  

simply mouthwatering :) I too prepare a raitha from brinjal for simple pulavs - tasted best when chilled !

Kurinji May 17, 2011 at 10:49 AM  

Delicious curry.

Divya Vikram May 17, 2011 at 11:07 AM  

Love all your white bowls and plates Valli. Curry looks delicious.

Priya May 17, 2011 at 12:06 PM  

Kurma looks fabulous, havent tried kurma with brinjals, cant wait to make some soon..

Divya.M May 17, 2011 at 12:22 PM  

lovely eggplant recipe......

Ambreen May 17, 2011 at 3:56 PM  

Yummy looking Brinjal Kurma ... such a nice flavor combo.

kaveri May 17, 2011 at 5:44 PM  

Yummy Kurma Valli. A must try for me...

Mehjabeen Arif May 17, 2011 at 5:54 PM  

That sounds really interesting !

divya May 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM  

Very tempting and fabulous kurma.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal May 17, 2011 at 8:36 PM  

I agree, the idea of making biryani or khichdi is that it is one pot meal, so add pickle or curd and it should be good to go. This kurma looks delicious though :)

Krithi's Kitchen May 17, 2011 at 8:39 PM  

Lovely and delicious preparation valli.. so good..

vaishali sabnani May 18, 2011 at 1:49 PM  

Kurma looks good..though I have stopped cooking brinjals in any form due to an allergy..but i can always cook for the family:)

PJ May 19, 2011 at 5:40 AM  

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

veena krishnakumar May 21, 2011 at 2:15 PM  

Kurma looks too good valli

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