Sunday, 27 July 2014

Vankaya Pulla Kura | Tangy Eggplant Curry | Vankaya Pullagura


Vankaya Pullagura/pullakoora is a spicy and tangy Andhra dish.  The words "Pulla Kura" in telugu means tangy curry.  This is very easy to prepare as you add almost all the ingredients at one go in your pressure pan and cook them and temper with spices at the end.  I have used brinjals to prepare this pullagura, but you can prepare it using other veggies too like beerakaya (ridge gourd), dondakaya (tindora or ivy gourd), bendakaya (ladiesfinger) and even greens.


vankaya pulla kura, vankaya pullagura




Not many people like brinjals, but then they have no idea of the most beautiful, yummy dishes that they are missing out on.  You can make a variety of dishes with brinjals - simple stir fry, stuffed brinjals (gutti vankaya kura) or a one-pot meal like vangi bhath, etc.


vankaya pulla kura, vankaya pullagura


Try out this recipe and am sure this will become a regular item in your kitchen.


Ingredients:

  • Brinjal - 2 cups chopped into cubes
  • Tomato - 1 finely chopped
  • Onion - 1 finely cut
  • Green Chillies- 6
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind - size of a small lemon
  • Channa dal - 1 tsp
  • Red Chillies - 2
  • Garlic - 3 cloves.
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt - As required
  • Oil - 1 tbl spn


How To Prepare Vankaya Pulla kura:

  • Add brinjal, tomato, onion, green chillies, tamarind, turmeric and salt in a pressure cooker along with 1 cup of water and cook till 2 whistles.  Remove the lid and mash the contents coarsely.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds.  Once they start crackling, add channa dal, red chillies, garlic and curry leaves and fry all till the dal and garlic turn light brown.
  • Add the coarsely mashed brinjal and mix everything well and let it cook on low flame for a few minutes and switch off.
  • Now you have the perfect accompaniment that tastes divine with roti/chapati or plain hot rice.


Vankaya pullagura, tangy eggplant curry


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