Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes: vankaya vepudu

Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes

June 11, 2006

vankaya vepudu

Vankaya vepudu (Brinjal Fry with roasted bengal gram powder)

This is another tasty dish with brinjal that my mother in law prepares and is a good when accompanied with pappu charu, sambhar, or dal.


Fresh Brinjals - 10

Oil - 4 tb sps.

salt to taste.

for powder

Roasted bengal gram - 1 cup (also called putnala pappu/vepudu senagapappu)

Dried red chillies - 10

jeera - 1 t sp

salt - 1 tb sp

for seasoning

mustard seeds - 1 t sp

jeera - 1 tsp

curry leaves - 1 sprig

urad dal (minapappu) - 2 tb sps

dried red chillies - 4

onions - 2 (slit length wise)

green chillies - 6

onions, chillies and roasted bengal gram powder

1. Heat a pan and fry roasted bengal gram, dried red chillies, jeera in low flame for about 4 mts. Switich of the flame when bengal gram starts turning its color. Allow to cool, add salt and grind to coarse powder.set aside. (This powder can be stored in a tight container for about a month).

2. Wash brinjals, slit them into 4 halves (make a plus shape) leaving the stems.

3. Heat oil in a kadhai and fry brinjals in low flame till brinjals turn soft. (cover with a lid and stir occassionally)

4. Set aside the brinjals once soft.

5. In the remaining oil, add urad dal, mustard seeds, jeera, dried red chillies (4), curry leaves, green chillies. fry for 2 mts in low flame.

6. Add onions, and fry till soft (for about 4 mts in low flame).

7. Add fried brinjals to onions, and cook for 3 mts in low flame.

8. Add roasted bengal gram powder, adjust salt and stir gently so that brinjals do not break. leave on low flame for 3 mts.

9. Serve hot with rice, sambhar/pappu charu or dal.

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At August 27, 2006 at 12:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sowjanya , nicerecipe...can u pls tell us whether the roasted bengal gram powder can be used for other vegetable fry also...since u said we can store this for a month..thanks once again...


At August 27, 2006 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Hi anitha

Thanks. yes this powder can be used for other vegetables. I usually try this with potatoes, bendhi/okra, tindora etc.,

At February 13, 2007 at 5:25 AM , Blogger bala said...

hello sowjanya...

chala baga chesaru..sorry chepparu. kaani telugu lo cheppi vunte inka baagundedi endukante telugu vantakaalu telugu lo chooste inka baaga cheyyachu kada...

At February 15, 2007 at 6:49 AM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Hi bala,

Thanks for ur kind suggestion. Though I cannot promise you right away,I would surely consider your suggestion.

Sowjanya Thota

At June 9, 2008 at 9:38 AM , Blogger ally said...

hi,ma variki vankaya fry ante chala ishtam ni recipe baga nachindi,inka indhulo coconut power kalipite inka baguntundi...try cheyandi.........thanq for de recipe...

At June 9, 2008 at 6:34 PM , Blogger Sowjanya said...


Thanks for dropping by. nenu kooda appudappudu coconut vestanu. Thanks for the tip. mee variki recipe nacchinanduku thanks.


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