Bagara Baingan ~ Stuffed Eggplant Curry

Bagara Baingan ~ Stuffed Eggplant Curry Bagara Baingan ~ Exotic eggplant at its best! One of my very favorite brinjal curry, the kind I’d serve not only my loved ones but also my close friends and guests. The vibrant stuffing has a rich unique flavor, spicy, tangy and nutty with a hint of sweetness and […]

Gutti Vankaya ~ Stuffed Eggplant Roast

Its July and its raining. Overcast skies and drizzles have made their appearance in Vizag. Monsoon that has been long overdue has finally arrived and hopefully we will have good rains this year. On many a rain-filled day you will find me serving hot chocolate to Nehal while we adults enjoy a hot cuppa of […]

Vankaya Bangaladumpa Vepudu – Brinjal Potato Stir fry

Today we have an unassuming, simple stir fry prepared with very familiar everyday vegetables, Potato and Brinjals. In this vepudu recipe, the potatoes are cooked until fork-tender while the cubed brinjals tend to lose shape with the fleshy pulp melding with the spices to bring out sharp caramalized flavors. Isn’t wonderful how two down-to-earth vegetables […]

Vankaya Vepudu ~ Brinjal Stir fry (3)

Vankaya Vepudu – Eggplant Stir fry A family favorite especially during festive meals. Eggplants aka Vankaya hold a special place in a typical Andhra meals especially on festive days or wedding feasts. For Ugadi our lunch spread would have been incomplete without this subtle sweet-flavored stir fry. Simple to prepare, the key to this recipe […]

Vaangi Bhath – Brinjal Rice

Vangi Bhath Brinjal is a prized possession in my kitchen. I know a few of you will wince on reading that. I love brinjal cooked in any form! This vibrant purple beauty has always been my favorite since childhood. Yesterday there was a bit of chill in the air with no sunlight, pretty dull kind […]

Vankaya Pachadi – Egg Plant Chutney

Vankaya Pachadi recipe is similar to the Punjabi dish Baigan ka Burtha. In Andhra, we dont use any of the spice powders which are used in preparing burtha. To prepare the pachadi, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and black gram are used for tempering and the egg plant is grilled or placed directly over the gas burner so that the insides of the egg plant is cooked.