Vankaya Pachadi ~ Brinjal / Eggplant Chutney

There are hundreds of recipes with Brinjal / Vankaya. It has been said that Brinjal is the king of vegetables. You will be surprised to know that brinjal is the favorite vegetable of most of the Andhra People. I am one of them hahahah..... Today am here with a simple yet spicy and  delicious vankaya pachadi or brinjal chutney. It can be served with roti, naan, rice or as a spread on toasted bread. Here goes the recipe....

Blogging Marathon: 72
Theme: Dips, spreads, chutneys.
Week 4, Day 2


Vankaya / brinjal 6
Garlic cloves 4
Green chili 4
Onion small 1
Tamarind small lemon size
Salt to taste
Oil 3 spoons

For seasoning:

Udad dal 1/2 spoon
Red chili 1
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves 4
Oil 2 spoons


Heat oil and add chopped brinjal, green chili, garlic cloves  and onions.
Cover with lid and cook for 10 minutes or until brinjal becomes soft.
Remove from heat and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Now transfer the mixture into blender and add tamarind and salt to taste.
Blend it into course paste, do not add water.
For tempering, heat oil and add cumin seeds, mustard, curry leaves, udad dal and red chili.
Saute for few seconds and add to the pachadi / chutney.
Serve with idly, dosa, chapati or can be used as a dip or spread.
I love to have it with hot rice.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 72


Srividhya said...

wow, lot of vankaya pachadis this time. Really enjoyed each and every versions of all yours. That color you have got!!! wow

Sharmila kingsly said...

Delicious chutney!!

Sandhiya said...

Nicely done and it must be a great side dish for idly/dosa.

Priya Suresh said...

Slurp slurp, lipsmacking here, this pachadi makes me drool.

vaishali sabnani said...

very nice chutney to go with meals.

Archana said...

Yum looks greats. Sounds like a delicious dip with dosas and idlis.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Delicious chutney!

Pavani said...

One of my favorite chutney. So you use baby eggplants to make this?

cookingwithsapana said...

Love this chutney with anything.

Srivalli said...

We often make this and enjoy, lovely colour you got there!

Chef Mireille said...

not an eggplant fan but must be delicious for those who like

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I can never say no to this. I can eat it with anything literally :)