How to make Vankaya Perugesi -

Brinjals in sour yogurt gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Baby brinjals (बेबी बैंगन), Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Vankaya Perugesi

Vankaya Perugesi Recipe Card


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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sour

Ingredients for Vankaya Perugesi Recipe

  • Baby brinjals 12-13

  • Onion 1

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Garlic 8-10 cloves

  • Groundnut oil 8 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 cup


Step 1

Wash the brinjals and cut it lengthwise into four. Sprinkle salt and keep aside. Peel and chop onion. Peel and grind ginger and garlic to a smooth paste. Clean, wash and chop coriander leaves. Heat oil in a shallow pan and fry the chopped onion till it starts to turn brown. Wash and add the curry leaves. Add the ginger garlic paste and stir well.

Step 2

Wipe the brinjals with a kitchen towel and add. Sauté till the brinjals are half done. Mix the masala powders in the yogurt and whisk well. Add the yogurt mix and bring to boil. Add salt to taste. Reduce the heat immediately and simmer till done.

Step 3

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve hot.

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