Vankaya Ulli Karam ~ Eggplant with Spicy Onion Masala

This curry happens to be one of the trademark curries from my MIL's kitchen. Owing to allergies I have not been cooking eggplant for while now. But recently I made this for my husband who relished it!

For Day 2 Week 4 of BM #30, here is the curry..

Ingredients - 

Eggplants cubed 3-4 cups
Onions, sliced 1/2 cup
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Salt as needed
Seasoning (Oil 1 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Curry leaves few)

For the Masala -
Onions 1 cup
Dry Red Chillies 4-5 or as needed
Tamarind Extract 1 Tbsp or to taste
Jaggery / Sugar 1 tsp or to taste
Salt and Cumin seeds as needed

Method Of Preparation -

Make a paste of the Masala and set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds pop, saute the onions until they are translucent.

Add the cubed eggplant and turmeric and saute for a few minutes.

Mix in the Masala paste and cook under cover.

After the eggplant is cooked through, sprinkle the salt required and remove from fire.

Serve hot with Rice/Roti.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#30.

Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, July 25, 2013


  1. very yumm looking one..

  2. Sona Says:
  3. Looks very delicious.

  4. Unknown Says:
  5. Superb.......Like this......

  6. super delicious eggplant curry.

  7. very tempting, loved stuffed baingans, this looks similar

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. Omg, picture is just killing me..Droolworthy vanakaya ulli karam..

  10. divya Says:
  11. Ohhhh mouth watering!!!!!!thanx for the recipe

  12. Looks very delicious. The masal paste sounds interesting..

  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. Oh that looks yumm...I am sure my dad would love this!

  15. Heard but never can't stop after dis yummy version..

  16. Nisha Says:
  17. Bookmarked , nice preparation

  18. Pavani Says:
  19. One of my favorite eggplant dishes.. Love it.

  20. sushma Says:
  21. Mouthwatering dish

  22. Unknown Says:
  23. that is so spicy and flavorful!!!

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