Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vankaya Bajji Kura/Brinjal Pakora Curry

Vankaya Bajji Kura is one of the traditional recipes which is prepared and served in many of the marriage functions. I love its yummy flavor and its delicious taste.

Like many I am not a big fan of brinjal. But when I had this dish in a function I just loved it. Later I saw this recipe in one of the TV show and I prepared for my lunch box last week.This curry is a great alternative to regular brinjal curry.



Ingredients:

Brinjal – 4 no (Cut length wise)
Onion – 1 no
Green chillies – 2 no
Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Tomato paste – 1 cup (made from 4 small fresh tomatoes)
Garam Masala – ½ tsp
Coriander leaves
Besan – 1 cup
Rice Flour – 2 tsps
Baking Powder – a pinch
Lemon juice (optional) – 1 tsp
Chilli powder As Required
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt As Required
Oil for curry – 2 tsps
Oil for deep frying



Preparation

  • In a mixing bowl take besan, salt, rice powder, baking powder and mix well.
  • Add water and mix well into medium consistency like bajji batter and place the all the birnjal pieces and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, when the oil gets heated, take the birnjal pieces coated with thick besan batter.
  • Slowly drop the coated birnjal pieces into the hot oil.
  • Fry them till golden color and remove them into a plate, cut them into half (breadth wise) and keep aside.
  • In a wide cooking pan, take 2 tsps oil and add chopped onions, green chillies and cook till the onions turn soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, Coriander powder and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Now add tomato paste (can be pureed in a grinder), turmeric powder and cook till the raw smell goes away.
  • Add Red chili powder, salt, garam masala and mix well.
  • If you want more gravy add little water.
  • Now add the birnjal bajji pieces to the gravy.
  • Close the lid and cook for 5 mins, as the pieces are made into half, the gravy goes well into the bajji pieces also.
  • Remove the lid and cook for another 2 minutes and garnish with coriander leaves and sprinkle lemon juice.
Sending this to HLI-Brinjal hosted by Priya originally started by Kalyani &  'Only' Curries event by Pari



36 comments:

  1. nice curry..I like the dry version of this vankaya pakodi curry..its sinful n yumm

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  2. this dish looks yummy you have used lovely flavours :)

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  3. Lovely delicious healthy version!!!!

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  4. Looks so tempting and delicious.
    Uma@Trendy Relish

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  5. Wow this sounds like an interesting curry

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  6. Super delicious curry,love the addition of pakoras..thanks for sending dear..

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  7. A very different and new recipe...looks very yum

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  8. Hey Sravs, Bajji koora baagha undhi.

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  9. Different style of curry, looks very delicious.

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  10. Thatz such a yummy recipe:-) Very different ..wud love to try it!

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  11. Hey, I have never heard of a bajji-kura! Sounds good :)

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  12. Unique dish,looks super delicious..will try this.

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  13. this I must try, we love brinjals like anything at home and bajjis are all time favorite ones.

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  14. Never heard of this. Looks yumm..Nice way to eat brinjal. BTW loved your Halloween cookies. Real cute.

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  15. I like this recipe and never heard about it. Bookmarking it to do.

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  16. This looks so sinful and delicious. Nice one.

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  17. new to me, brinjal curry looks delicious and flavourful..

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  18. Sounds new to me,looks yummy.First time here glad to follow you.Please do drop at my space.
    Cheers
    Nalini

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  19. sounds very interesting...curry looks so yummy and inviting...will try this for sure..

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  20. Its new to me...Sounds interesting..Nice clicks too....

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  21. mmm... tempting and mouth watering dish.

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  22. interesting recipe

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  23. Oh! That looks great. Sounds very interesting.

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  24. Have never tried pakora with Brinjal, interesting combination..great recipe thanks for posting.

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  25. This is a divine curry .. very unique and tasty..
    Lovely..:)
    Reva

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  26. tempting n delicious curry wanna try this soon

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  27. spicy n yummy

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  28. yummy curry ... wonderful clicks too .......

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  29. I love brinjals and your dish looks fantastic!!!
    TastyVegCooking

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