BM #91 Week 1 Day 2 - 

In this series of homey and comforting meals presented in the form a thali, here is yet another meal with all my personal favorites (barring the Vankaya/Eggplant which I am allergic to).

Featured in the platter/thali are Dosakaya Pappu, Mamidikaya Menthi Baddhalu, Vankaya Kothimeera Kaaram, Apple Pachadi, Badam Kheer, Rice and Yogurt.

This eggplant curry is the first one I learnt from my mother-in-law after convincing her that I was indeed allergic to eggplant. I wonder why this has never been posted in my blog in the past 8 odd years. My husband and kids love this version of the curry and I occasionally make it wearing gloves and the accompanying drama :).

Recipe Source - My MIL

Ingredients - 

Eggplants, sliced about 8-10
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Mustard seeds 1 tsp, Chana Dal 2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Asafotida a pinch, Curry leaves few)
To Grind - 
Cilantro/Coriander leaves 1 cup
Ginger 1 inch
Green Chiles 2-3
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Tamarind Extract 1 Tbsp (adjust as per taste)
Salt and Jaggery as needed

Method Of Preparation -

In a heavy bottomed vessel, heat some oil and add the seasoning.

Add the sliced eggplant and sprinkle a few drops of water and cook them (for about 6-7 minutes depending on the type of eggplant used) under a closed lid.

Meanwhile make a paste of of all the ingredients listed under 'To Grind' and add it to the cooked eggplant mixture.

Cover and allow the eggplant absorb the cilantro flavor for about 3-4 minutes.

The curry is ready to serve either with roti or rice.


Preparation Time 25-30 minutes
Serves 5-6
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, August 4, 2018


  1. veena Says:
  2. I live eggplant curry and this looks very delicious and very new to me. I guess i will be bookmarking all the three dishes that you have blogged for this week

  3. Priya Suresh Says:
  4. I love this flavourful eggplant curry when served with some hot piping rasam rice. Again a fabulous side dish for rice or rotis.

  5. The curry looks awesome and eggplant is one veggie I love so much. The whole platter has turned out so tempting Harini..

  6. Eggplant is my favorite and can have it in any form, this curry sounds simple yet very flavorful to pair with roti or rice.

  7. very flavorful curry with the spices - though I'm not much of an eggplant fan can replace with other veggies I am sure

  8. code2cook Says:
  9. eggplant with spicy gravy always tastes great, especially with paratha.

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