How to make Vankaya Perugesi -

Small brinjals cooked in spicy yogurt mixture.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Small brinjals (छोटे बैंगन), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Andhra

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Vankaya Perugesi

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Hindi: baingan
Also called by names like aubergine and eggplant, this purple hued fleshy vegetable is a versatile thing and fun to cook with. Dish-up a very traditional bharta with it, bake a lasagna with parmesan and eggplant or just fry it for a great accompaniment with dal-chawal, brinjal is versatile. To choose one without seeds, pick the lighter one with a smooth shiny skin.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vankaya Perugesi Recipe

  • Small brinjals 6-7

  • Yogurt 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves 18-20

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Slit brinjals into four keeping them joined at the stem. Add salt and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add onions, curry leaves, garlic paste and ginger paste and sauté till fragrant.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder and salt and mix well.

Step 4

Whisk yogurt and gram flour in a bowl till smooth.

Step 5

Add turmeric powder and whisk again.

Step 6

Wash the brinjals and add to the pan with a little water and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Add yogurt mixture and mix well.

Step 8

Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes or till the brinjals are well done. Serve hot.

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