Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Preparation :-

Preparing menthi podi / fenugreek seeds powder :-

  • Heat a pan add 2 tspns oil and fry 2 tbspns menthulu / fenugreek seeds , 4tbspns chana dal / bengal gram , 4tbspns urad dal , 2 tspns each cumin seeds , mustard seeds and coriander seeds , approxi 14 dry red chillies .

  • Grind them to a powder when they get cool .

  • Store this in a airthight container . U can use this for 2 -3 months . Better to store in fridge.

  • U can use this powder for preparing brinjal curry , capsicum curry , ridgegourd , tindora , etc,.

Preparing vankaya menthi podi kura :-

  • For this preparation u can use either round brinjals or long brinjals . wash them and chop them into big pieces ( not too big / too small). this time i used 2 long brinjals .

  • Soak small lemon size tamarind in water or microwave them for 1 min and extract the juice .

  • Take a wide mouth pan add tamarind extract , sufficient salt , turmeric , chopped brinjal pieces. boil this nicely . Put ur flame in medium high so that water in tamarind extract evaporates and brinjal cooks in that tamarind juice . So finally u should make it dry .

  • Take them into a bowl . Wipe off the pan with paper towel .

  • Heat the same pan add 2 tbspns oil , do seasoning by adding 1tspn urad dal , 1 tspn chana dal , 1/2 tspn cumin seeds, 1/2 tspn mustard seeds , 2 dry red chillies , sprinkle asafoetida , curry leaves .

  • Now add boiled brinjal pieces . stir them nicely and carefully so that they dont mash .

  • Add sufficient salt ( dont forget we already added while boiling brinjals ,so adjust salt). Add 2 tbspns menthi podi . Fry for 5 mins and switchoff the stove .

  • Serve hot with rice and ghee . I saw heaven in front of me while eating this curry in hot rice . This dish will make u know the essence of Andhra .


  1. swatiraja said...
    hi preethi,
    i have tried this recipe,it is very tasty .
    thanku for ur step by step explanation.
    Hi swathi , this is one of my fav recipes . Happy that u tried and succeeded.

    with cheers,
    vijay said...
    Hi Preethi,

    I have tried using your receipe curry is very tastey we all loved these curry

    Happy to hear that u liked this curry. So do try other recipes.

    With cheers,
    JAY said...
    hey.. i followed ur recipe and it came okie (not good). Guess i added a little bit more methi(since i had to use methi powder instead of using methi). However, i got the dish and i would try it again..I liked the way you had posted ur recipe perfectly with pics.. - SunithaBheemeswara.
    Anonymous said...
    Hi Preethi,
    Thank you very much for sharing great andhra receipes with pictures. its awesome.
    Dhivya said...
    hi preethi...
    this a me dhivya again.... to be frank i don like brinjal.. but aftr seein ur recipe vankaya-menthi podi kura i feel like cookin it n tasting it! looks yummy n mouthwatering... wowiee :) keep posting!!! n do post some recipes dat we can cook wid left over items... thanks preethi:)
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