Monday, November 02, 2009

Authentic Vankaya Pachadi/ Eggplant Pickle

This is an andhra recipe from my mother in law. I wanted to share this recipe as I feel this is an authentic recipe. so here it goes:
Eggplant/ Brinjal / Vankaya - fried in little oil
Red chilies - 4 or 5
Green Chillies - 2 or 3
Urad dal
Mustard seeds
Menthulu / Fenugreek seeds
Tamarind - little, soaked in water
Method of preparation
1. Take a kadai and do tadka/popu/poni in it. Add little oil after it is heated, now add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies, green chillies, urad dal.
2. Grind the above tadka along with tamarind water, coriander and salt.
3. Lastly add fried brinjals to above and grind. Do not grind it to total paste.
4. I love onions taste along with the brinjal/eggplant. go ahead and add chopped onion to the pachadi and you wont repent it. If you do not like onion taste then please skip this step.
Note: If you like a little crunchy taste then add tindora chopped into very very small pieces to the above. You wont believe but the taste will be too good having crunchy feeling in between.

Hope you like the recipe and will try it.

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