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 are combined with a few aromatic spices to incredible effect? Makes a delicious side with rice and not to mention it works as a great sandwich filling too.

Eggplant Potato fry, Tomato Dal and Rice ~ Meal today

Bangaladumpa Vankaya Vepudu Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 30-35 mts

Serves: 3-4

Cuisine: Andhra



2 white brinjals, wash and cube, place in salted water

2 potatoes, wash, peel and cube

big pinch turmeric pwd

1 tsp chilli pwd

1/2 tsp coriander pwd

pinch of methi pwd (menthi podi) optional

1 1/4 tbsps oil

salt to taste

For seasoning/poppu/tadka:

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

3/4 tsp cumin seeds

3-4 garlic cloves, crushed

1″ ginger finely minced

10-12 curry leaves

1 Heat oil in a cooking vessel. Add the mustard seeds and as they splutter, add the cumin seeds and once they crackle, add the garlic, ginger and curry leaves and stir fry for a few seconds.
2 Add the cubed potatoes, salt and turmeric pwd and combine. Cook on medium flame for 3 mts (combining once or twice during this time), then place lid and reduce flame. Cook for 5-6 mts. Constantly stir fry to ensure they don’t stick to the pan.
2 Add the drained cubed brinjals and cook without lid for 2 mts on low to medium flame. Stir fry in between.
3 Add the chilli pwd, coriander pwd and methi pwd and combine. Place lid and cook on low to medium flame till the brinjals and potatoes turn soft. Stir in between. Adjust salt. The stir fry will be close to a gooey mass (slightly mudda kura).
5 Serve with hot rice or rotis.

Vankaya Bangaladumpa Vepudu – Brinjal Potato Stir fry

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  brinjal
  •   potato


  • Swati

    Unbelievably delicious – this will be our dinner tonite


    Wow Sailu…We love Potato-Brinjal fry… Its so tempting to see that in ur pics…Will grab some brinjals this weekend and do this..Cant wait to have ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sudha

    hello sailu

    this is very simple and easy recipe but the way u put it makes it completely different…:)

  • Kalai

    A perfectly simple and delicious dish! Nice one, Akka! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nags

    This is one of the few dishes TH knows how to make ๐Ÿ™‚

  • hb

    As always simple yet delicious dish. Love it! Come by my space when you find time.

  • jyoti

    hi shailu,

    do you roast the methi seeds and powder them and store….
    also other than brinjal, which other recipe do you use methi powder? thanks for all the lovely recipes, i go through them all with great interest…and thankfully, you post lots of vegetarian recipes, though i also read through the non-veg recipes to pick some useful tips.

    Yes, Jyothi, dry roast the methi seeds till they turn a light brown shade, cool and grind to a fine pwd. I use it for quite a few stir fry recipes like potatoes, bitter gourd etc.

  • DK

    Nothing like a simple curry to make my day – tried this today for lunch. Was hearty. Thanks Sailu ๐Ÿ™‚

  • R.Punitha

    Hi Sailu,

    I think you are enjoying the vacation with Nehal.
    Your recipe is perfectly matching for curd rice, Sailu.
    We enjoyed this new recipe.
    Thank you Sailu,
    Take Care, Bye….

  • reshmasyed

    hello sailu, namastey. this is a wonderful website of indian dishes, thq so much for the tasty and awesome dishes. i have tried many recipes and they came good. i need to know one recipe, TOMATO BATH. plz post this, thq. with lots of love, reshma.

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    Nic and easy recipe

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