Friday, October 12, 2012

Vazhuthananga Thakkali Curry/Baby Brinjal Tomato Curry




Vazhuthananga Thakkali Curry/Baby Brinjal Tomato Curry

This curry is quick and simple and is packed with flavors. It goes well with rice/chapatis. I used baby brinjal/eggplant for this recipe which is  first baked ( or you can pan fry it)and then added to a tangy pepper flavored tomato gravy. I had a roasted eggplant dish in a hotel once and  loved its tangy tomato sauce. So when I found these cute little baby eggplants/brinjal tried the same combo. Tried to bring a little Kerala touch by adding roasted coconut paste,but it is optional.Try this..you will surely love it.

Ingredients

Baby brinjal- 10
(Or one medium sized Eggplant)
Tomatoes- 3 medium
Onion- 1 medium
Green chilly-2
Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/3 tsp
Fennel seeds- 1/3 tsp
Fenugreek powder- 1/3 tsp
Coconut paste- 1/3 cup (optional)
(or you can use thick coconut milk)
Curry leaves- a few
Coriander leaves- a little


Cut baby brinjal lengthwise into two. If it is large eggplant chop into one inch thick pieces. Rub with turmeric powder, salt,  pepper powder and drizzle a few drops of oil. Layer them in a baking pan. Heat oven to 350 degree F and bake till eggplant pieces is soft and slightly roasted. (or pan fry till it is cooked and slightly crispy)
Dry roast coconut and fennel till it changes to golden brown. Make a fine paste of this and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add ginger, curry leaves and green chilly and saute followed by finely chopped onions. Saute till onion changes color. Add tomatoes and saute till tomatoes become soft and mashed up. Add chilly powder, fenugreek powder, pepper powder ground coconut paste and saute till oil separates. Add the baked baby brinjal. Mix well cover and cook in low flame for about two to three minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice.

Sending this to Favorite Recipes Event: Vegetarian Recipes at Swathi's Zesty South Indian Kitchen.



Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..

36 comments:

  1. perfect with steamed rice..

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  2. Wow lip smacking curry...looks yummy!!

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  3. Mouthwatering and tempting curry !!!!!

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  4. wow looks so delicious, love the click too

    Priya
    Cook like Priya




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  5. This looks perfect. By coconut paste do u mean just grind some coconut. How about adding Tenga varutharachathu?
    Anyways i love brinjal and tomato..their combo will be heavenly. Will surely try tmr for lunch.thnks for the recipe dwar.

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    1. Yes Suhaina,thenga arachathu,You can go for varutharacha tenga,I also roasted the coconut slightly. I did not go for the dark brown because I wanted the tomato color :)

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  6. Perfect and tempting curry.. lovely presentation too !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  7. Tempting and lovely curry. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  8. looks excellent! like continental food :)

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  9. Pinnae Suja, thengayum, perujeerakam mathram arachal mathi alle, Njan virachithu,ella podiyum cherthu athu taste affect cheyummo? Adipoli curry.

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  10. That dish looks simply tempting..

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  11. Love the masala. You could even have it with nice soft phulkas.

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  12. oohh im drooling here...finger-licking good :)

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  13. wow delicious curry dear,luks so tempting n too gud...

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  14. That's a very good combo and will try this Suja..Yummy.

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  15. Very nice yummy recipe suja..Would love to try soon.

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  16. One plate of steaming rice with your baby brinjal...ooo yummy!

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  17. This looks amazing! Now I am craving brinjal....

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  18. mmm looks very tempting and yummy..
    http://www.indiantastyfoodrecipes.com

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  19. Yumm, such a droolworthy curry..Looks super flavourful and inviting.

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  20. Suja, the dish looks sooo good. I am sure the taste was superb too :)

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  21. Hi
    First time in your space. Amazing recipe collection you have. I am following you.

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  22. Brinjal and tomato curry looks absolutely tempting and inviting too.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/matar-mushroom-masala.html

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  23. Delicious n tempting recipe....yummy

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  24. it's so delicious and Excellent preparation.

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