Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Vankai Urulagadda Kura and a new Award

Vankai Urulagadda Kura or Brinjal Potato Curry as it can be called is a very simple yet tasty curry that goes as an excellent combi for Chitramma and of course with Rotis. But the strangest part was accepting the fact that at my in-laws place, they eat this with Sweet Polis or Puran Polis as its commonly known as. I have already given an insight to the place Polis holds at our place, should find time to prepare and post it. But we all had our shock, we in sense my parents and me, when we first came to know that my in-laws eat Polis with this Sabji. Its very famous at their place. As I said they prepare Polis for all festivals and this is the side dish they prepare. This is also the side dish they prepare for Chitramma or Lemon Rice. But there was this secret ingredient that I came to know that they add to this that gives the special taste.

Here you go for the recipe

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Cuisine : Andhra

Ingredients Needed:

Brinjal - 3 medium
Potatoes - 2 medium
Onions - 1 big
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves
Curry leaves
Mustard + Urud dal
Kopra (dried Coconut) + Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Method to prepare:

Chop Brinjal and Potatoes into 2 " cubes. Finely chop onions and tomatoes.

Heat a kadai with Oil, add the seasoning items. Then sauté in Onions and curry leaves. Once they are light brown in colour, add potatoes and brinjal. Simmer and cover with lid to cook well. This way both the vegetables get cooked.

Then add tomatoes and all the powders. Fry on high flame and then add the Kopra and garlic paste. Add water and simmer for 15 mins or till both are cooked and tender. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

The photo shows my lunch box, I made this sabji with Lemon rice, since I have already posted that, just took the sabji part. To be frank, I have come to love the combi of Sweet polis with this sabji. It has an unique taste to the entire stuff.

Now coming to awards. Since the past few weeks, its been raining awards in the food blogsphere. It feels good to get awards. I was happy getting to know the others who got these awards. I felt happy though I doubt it is deserving when I found myself being mentioned by my dear blog friends who never fail to encourage me. Its Archana and Cinnamon. Thanks for remembering and thinking I deserve these. I think the entire community deserve to be awarded, but since I need to mention few names, I take pleasure in mentioning them in no particular order. Most of them have already received these awards...still this is my way of saying they rock!

These are few bloggers who always take time to comment on my posts. If I don't see their comments in even one, I feel like asking them for their valuable comments.

Asha.....the ever rocking gal...not sure how she finds time to comment and encourage everybody. Bee ..
Coffee...
Lee Ping
Jaden
Padma
Suganya
Prajusha
SeeC
Cynthia
Sharmi
Lia
Kajal
Raaga
Tee
Raji

Asha.
Bee ..
Coffee...


If you think only gals rocks, you are wrong...here comes a bunch of guys who equally rock!

Jai
VKN
Joseph My very own award to Jai & Bee's Jungalbandi as the Most Witty and Fun place be....they simply rock and I never miss a day to read their blog...it lightens the mind and heart to read what they write....Jai & Bee kindly accept this from me.


Thanks for all the encouragement. Enjoy!

Back to Main Recipe Index

Go to "Spice your Life" Blog Index


Enter your email address:


32 comments :

SteamyKitchen said...

AWWWW THANKS!!! I won an award!!!
That just made my morning extra wonderful.

Thank you!

xoxo
Jaden

bee said...

Thank you very much for the rocking guy award...and the JB special award ! we are touched to say the least. saw this shortly after writing something that was the antithesis of witty ! Wouldnt blame you if you take it away when you see the post later this week ! --Jai

Kajal said...

You like lemon rice with this curry....nice combination and lovely recipe of Brinjal Potato curry. Yes you are right award is not only girl but also some nice guy.:)

bee said...

BTW, Bee just reminded me that the "boring" post mentioned above was specially written for your event. Seems like we had a premonition that we were getting this award and wanted to prove you wrong..
Jai

Laavanya said...

Great looking curry Srivalli but I, like you, find it hard to believe that this is an accompaniment to Polis.

lakshmi said...

brinjal and potato is one combination u haven't tried. will let you know when i do this tomorrow.

Coffee said...

That you so much sweetie! :)

I know what you mean by few commenters not coming over! :)

Lakshmi said...

Woww so many awards here. Great! You really rock, have the power of schoomz...

Tee said...

Congrats and thanks! Getting an award does feel nice :)
Sabzi with sweet poli sounds interesting...I think once you get used to the taste , it must be tasting really awesome!

Sharmi said...

oh so nice of you. Congrats and many thanks for the lovely words.

Padma said...

Srivalli, you really are a sweetheart, I too agree with you on JB award to Jai & Bee, guess what my DH's name is JB (no wonder why I am liking it ;)) Hey that was a great post on V-U kura...when are u starting Nellore series? Waiting Anxiously!

Asha said...

Thank you Sri for the awards! I just came home to many awards again!:))
Brinjal dish looks mouthwatering!

Happy cook said...

Nice dish and a different way of cooking brinjal. Can you use dried coconut, if you don't have copra

Cynthia said...

Srivalli, it is an honour to call you a friend. Your warmth and love shines through your blog and all that you share with us. Thank you very very much for the award. It is truly appreciated.

SeeC said...

Congrats girl !!!

Liked your Vankai Urulagadda Kura. Quite different...will try it sometime

ramya said...

hi the curry looks delicious and never made it this way.and congrats for the award.u deserve it.

archana said...

Nice curry and congrats for the awards ! :)

Nags said...

congrats on the awards :) you DO rock!

Raaga said...

Congrats on the awards and I just noticed that you gave me one. Thanks a ton Valli. It means a lot.

I must try brinjal and potato curry. Have not tried my hand at too many andhra food varieties.

lakshmi said...

made this for lunch today :D - it was a good change and brinjals and aloo actually went well together!!!

since i happen to suffer from 'what to cook today" syndrome (i take more time decicing what to cook, than to cook), you must keep posting such yummy lunches :D

Srivalli said...

Jaden ..you are most welcome...you rock for sure...

Jai you are most welcome...Its my pleasure to give that special award...and if its coming from you guys...it can't be anything but witty and interesting...and that award is yours for keeps...

for my event??...oh great...will love to read it...Jai

Thanks Kajal

thanks Laavanya ...try it and you will come to love it..

sure lakshmi..will be glad to know

welcome ..Coffee...glad you understand me

you are making me blush Lakshmi...thanks so much for your kind words..

welcome and you deserve it Tee

welcome Sharmi


thanks Padma...nice to know your hubby's name...will come up with it shortly...can you give me hints on what you would like to see??...

welcome Asha...as all will agree with me...you simply rock...you will get a bear hug from all of us if we meet...

copra is dried coconut...Happy cook..if you mean the fresh ones that we store and they get dried..yes that also can be used...

Thanks Cynthia...it is my pleasure...and thanks for your kind words...

thanks SeeC..

Thanks ramya

thanks archana.credit goes to you

thanks Nags

welcome Raaga and thanks

Srivalli said...

Thanks lakshmi that feels great...glad to know you liked it..

Lia said...

Lemon rice and bajji really great combation for lunch, looks tempting!

Congrats u won award and happy cooking, thank u so much for ur tribute to me, really iam appreciated :)

Isha said...

what a lovely blog u got here, looking good dish

Latha Narasimhan said...

Congrats for those awards! Though I was in HYD for a long time, never got to taste this dish.Sounds yummy!

Sia said...

wonderful recipe sri...i am gonna try this very soon n will let u know. congrats for the awards...enjoy girl:)

Latha said...

The koora looks delicious Srivalli! We usually have Chitrannam with appalam on the side. will try u're curry sometime :-)
Cheers
Latha

Suganya said...

Ah Srivalli, Merci boku :) I am flattered!

srivalli said...

Thanks Lia you deserve those

Thanks for the nice comments..Isha..welcome to my blog and do drop in again when you find time

Oh..then you should try this out Latha

Thanks Sia

Yeah thats a nice combi also Latha

je t'en prie Suganya

Prajusha said...

hi sri,
A big congrats for those awards, my dear friend.
iam so sorry for that.i think i missed to chek that post.
Thanks a bunch for the award.

rk said...

Nice curry. I tried this and it tasted good but it looked nothing like your pic. The pic shows a gravy rich yellow curry. But with just a pinch of turmeric and just coriander/chili powder, mine looked nothing like yours :( Thanks though for a simple recipe that I will try again...

Srivalli said...

RK I am not sure how the colour didn't turn out as bright yellow. I have posted a step by step pictorial, you can check it out here
http://cooking4allseasons.blogspot.in/2011/12/vankaya-bangaladumpa-koora-brinjal.html

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...